1.5 What Is AI?
AI systems have gained a lot of attention in recent years. Yet, AI is by no means new. As early as 1956, the US computer science professor John McCarthy coined the term “Artificial Intelligence” when he entitled a conference in New Hampshire the “Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence”. But what is AI actually? We explore this in the following video.
Progress in the field of AI is due in particular to the availability of data, more powerful computers, and new algorithms. Machine learning techniques in particular are responsible for the current hype. You know terms like smart home, smartphone, smart city – they have the designation “smart” because their behaviour is based on machine learning, and thus they adapt to their environment.