2 min readOct 16, 2020


Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: 10 Quotes

“A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.” (Alan Turing, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”, 1950)

“Artificial intelligence is the science of making machines do things that would require intelligence if done by men.” (Marvin Minsky, 1968)

AI is the field devoted to building artifacts that are intelligent, where ‘intelligent’ is operationalized through intelligence tests (such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale), and other tests of mental ability (including, e.g., tests of mechanical ability, creativity, and so on). (Allen Newell, “You Can’t Play 20 Questions with Nature and Win: Projective Comments on the Papers of this Symposium”, Visual Information Processing, 1973)

“AI views the mind as a type of logical symbol processor that works with strings of text or symbols much as a computer works with strings of Os and Is. In practice, AI means expert systems or decision support systems.” (Guido Deboeck & Teuvo Kohonen (Eds), “Visual Explorations in Finance with Self-Organizing Maps” 2nd Ed., 2000)

“A field of computer science focused on the development of intelligent-acting agents. Often guided by the theory of how humans solve problems. Has a reputation for overpromising. Wryly definable as all computational problems not yet solved.” (Gary Miner et al, “Practical Text Mining and Statistical Analysis for Non-structured Text Data Applications”, 2012)

“Machines that are designed to evaluate and respond to situations in an appropriate manner. Most artificial intelligence machines are computer based and many of them have achieved remarkable levels of performance in specific areas.” (K N Krishnaswamy et al, “Management Research Methodology: Integration of Principles, Methods and Techniques”, 2016)

“AI is any set of concepts, applications or technologies that allow a computer to perform tasks that mimic human behavior.” (RapidMiner)

“A discipline involving research and development of machines that are aware of their surroundings. Most work in A.I. centers on using machine awareness to solve problems or accomplish some task.” (KDnuggets)

“The theory and capabilities that strive to mimic human intelligence through experience and learning.” (Forrester)

“Artificial intelligence (AI) applies advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decisions, and take actions.” (Gartner)

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