Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that studies intelligent systems (i.e. software, computers, robots, etc.). Alternatively, it may be defined as “the study and design of intelligent agents”, where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chances of success. John McCarthy, who coined the term in 1955, defines it as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines”.

There are various great minds that inspired today’s developments in this fields and one of them is for sure Marvin Minsky who co-founded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology‘s AI laboratory, and authored of several texts on AI and philosophy.