Eugene Fink's collection of quotes: Definitions of Artificial Intelligence

Eugene Fink

.                                                                              .  Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

I have worked in Artificial Intelligence (AI) since 1991, and I have collected definitions of AI and intelligent programs.

Herbert Simon: We call programs intelligent if they exhibit behaviors that would be regarded intelligent if they were exhibited by human beings.

Elaine Rich: AI is the study of techniques for solving exponentially hard problems in polynomial time by exploiting knowledge about the problem domain.

Elaine Rich and Kevin Knight: AI is the study of how to make computers do things at which, at the moment, people are better.

Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig: [AI] has to do with smart programs, so let's get on and write some.

Avron Barr and Edward Feigenbaum: Physicists ask what kind of place this universe is and seek to characterize its behavior systematically. Biologists ask what it means for a physical system to be living. We in AI wonder what kind of information-processing system can ask such questions.

Claudson Bornstein: AI is the science of common sense.

Douglas Baker: AI is the attempt to make computers do what people think computers cannot do.

Astro Teller: AI is the attempt to make computers do what they do in the movies.

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