LIS 505 - Artificial intelligence

artificial intelligence

AI for short. Simulation of human intelligence processes by machines.

natural language processing

Understanding and generating of natural language by a computer. ComputerUser

expert systems

Software that performs tasks that would otherwise be performed by human experts. (Software packages that help to produce expert systems are called expert system shells.) (An expert system uses its inference engine to derive new knowledge from its knowledge base.)

knowledge engineers

People who obtain knowledge from human experts and organize it into a knowledge base for an expert system. ComputerUser


Field concerned with creating devices that can move and react to sensory input.

knowledge bases

Databases of knowledge designed to be used by AI software especially by expert systems. ComputerUser

virtual reality

An artificial environment created with computer hardware and software and presented to the user so that it appears and feels like a real environment.

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