Artificial Intelligence and Automation

TitleArtificial Intelligence and Automation
Publication TypeBook Chapters
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsNau DS
EditorNof SY
Book TitleSpringer Handbook of Automation
Pagination249 - 268
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-540-78831-7

Artificial intelligence (AI) focuses on getting machines to do things that we would call intelligent behavior. Intelligence – whether artificial or otherwise – does not have a precise definition, but there are many activities and behaviors that are considered intelligent when exhibited by humans and animals. Examples include seeing, learning, using tools, understanding human speech, reasoning, making good guesses, playing games, and formulating plans and objectives. AI focuses on how to get machines or computers to perform these same kinds of activities, though not necessarily in the same way that humans or animals might do them.