History of AI

The history of AI in 33 breakthroughs: the first “thinking machine”

The history of AI in 33 breakthroughs: the first “thinking machine”

Many AI stories begin with Homer and his description of how the crippled blacksmith god Hephaestus made himself self-propelled tripods on wheels and “golden” helpers, “seemingly like living young women” who immortal gods have learned to do things.” I prefer to stay as close as possible to the notion of “artificial intelligence” in the sense …

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The history of AI in 33 breakthroughs: the first “thinking machine”

The history of AI in 33 breakthroughs: the first “thinking machine”

Many AI stories begin with Homer and his description of how the crippled blacksmith god Hephaestus made himself self-propelled tripods on wheels and “golden” helpers, “seemingly like living young women” who immortal gods have learned to do things.” I prefer to stay as close as possible to the notion of “artificial intelligence” in the sense …

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The history of AI in 33 breakthroughs: the first expert system

The history of AI in 33 breakthroughs: the first expert system

In the early 1960s, computer scientist Ed Feigenbaum became interested in “creating models of the thought processes of scientists, particularly the processes of empirical induction by which hypotheses and theories were deduced from data”. In April 1964, he met geneticist (and Noble Prize winner) Joshua Lederberg who told him how experienced chemists use their knowledge …

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The History of AI in 33 Breakthroughs: The First AI-Driven Robot

The History of AI in 33 Breakthroughs: The First AI-Driven Robot

The just-released Global Robotics Report announced an all-time high of 517,385 new industrial robots installed in 2021 in factories around the world, representing a 31% year-over-year growth. This brought the current stock of operational robots worldwide to around 3.5 million, a new record. Toyota has created a 6ft 10in basketball shooting robot named Cue that …

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