The History of Artificial Intelligence
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Seven By some bizzare twist of fate, (or because some teacher made you come
here) you've arrived at a website titled, "The History of Artificial Intelligence."
So what exactly is Artificiall Intelligence? In a sentence, artificial intelligence
is the field of science and engineering concerned with making intelligent machines. According to Joseph Weizenbaum the ultimate goal of artificial intelligence is "nothing less than to build a machine on the model of man, a
robot that is to have its childhood, to lean language as a child does, to gain
its knowledge of the work by sensing the world through its own organs and ultimately to contemplate the whole domain of human thought." 1
WWII, in the way that war has the ability to spark technological advances,
helped to make the field of artificial intelligence reality.
Computers like Colossus were designed to break the codes generated by
the Germans's Enigma. Even after the war, the computer race continued,
with machines like ENIAC and Japan's Fifth Generation Project.
Bigger and faster computers were being developed, as well as new techniques
for programming these new computers. Computer companies and college AI
labs were being built and money was being made and lost.
This website deals primarily with the evolution of AI research, and social impact
of AI applications. There is quite a bit to be learned about AI and the many men and women involved who helped to shape AI into what it is today. It is our hope that this website will answer some of your questions about AI and encourage you to learn even more about this new science of Artificial Intelligence.
Table of Contents: No good book/website is complete without a Table
Time Line: A historical timeline of important AI events
The People of AI: Learn about some of the most famous people of AI.
Social, Moral, and Philosophical Issues:Learn about the issues surrounding
AI, its progress, limitations, and morality.
The Evolution of AI: Learn about how AI programs evolved from simple
calculating machines to master chess players.
Applications of AI: Learn about the various AI programs, how they
worked and what they were used for.
Frequently Asked Questions: Got a question burning a hole in
your pocket? Perhaps the answer is here.
Related Links: Some links to other web sites that contain information
Bibliography: Just so we don't get arrested for plagerism, get kicked
out of school and be forced to travel to highschools across the country
warning students about the dangers of plagerism, we've included a
Here we've provided a timeline of some important events in the history of
artificial intelligence. Some of the events here are linked to more information
to be found on our website. To find out more just click on the link you wish
Examples of AI programs
Dr. Webowitz, WWW Quack Psychiatwist: A humorous WWW realization of Eliza, the pseudo-artificially intelligentprogram.
Bob: Bob is an artificial intelligence program which handles a conversation with
the user in Natural language.
Web Hal: Web Hal has the ability to learn from you and it trys to chat intelligently with you.
DEEP BLUE: The first computer chess programto ever beat a grand master.
Other Online AI resources