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How experts define AI

In this video you will learn how the experts define AI.
But more general, what is it AI? AI is when and interact with an environment the agent perceives the environment with sensors like a camera microphone that can be whatever sensor is available and then it has some intelligent processes inside. This intelligent process can be rule-based or it can be self-learning. And then it interacts with this environment again, and here comes the clue. The key point it can be ruled base to surf learning. So even if you have just if then rules, if you are able to interact in a logically nice way with an environment can be already considered as AI.
And this idea of this agent interacting with the environment came to a definition of AI where the agent interacts with the environment. And that was, for example, by Russell and Novig in 1995 Develop and later on. It’s also taken into the high level expert group of the EU, which we’re discussing about AI and decided off a definition that was just two thousand eighteen very recently, and they used exactly the same definition. And here now, after we got a with an idea of the individual aspects of AI comes a clear definition of what AI is.
Artificial intelligence systems are software and possibly hardware systems designed by humans that, given a complex goal, act in the physical or digital dimension by perceiving their environment through data acquisition, interpreting the collected structured or unstructured data, reasoning on the knowledge or processing the information derived from this data and deciding the best action(s) to take to achieve the given goal That is a quite complex definition of what AI is, but we have a kind a bit of an idea of these individual aspects. So given some goal, we want to find out what are the best actions to perceive/achieve this goal . And that could be either by reasoning or by self-learning or any other information processing system.
One small aspect I personally do not agree with is that these systems have to be designed by humans because it could be at some later time. but in AI actually develops an AI system that might be also something possible. One can debate on that for longer. And I think in this High-Level Expert Group, they have been debated for long. That was 50 AI researchers in Europe who discussed about the definition. And that’s more or less a common agreement they came to. Thank you very much.

This video shares different definitions of AI from the experts’ point of view (50 members of the European High-Level Expert Group on AI).

At the end of this video, you should have a clear definition of AI and should be able to wash out all the blurriness about this concept.


  • Reflect on your opinions on AI definitions.
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