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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE What is artificial Intelligence Are machines intelligent And if so are machines capable of consciousness emotion or even aesthetics For several years now there has been an ongoing debate as to whether computers are intelligent or not Currently no computers exhibit full artificial intelligence that is are able to simulate human behavior The greatest advances have occurred in the field of games playing In the following argument I will try to provide evidence that machines do not possess a mind therefore cannot think and are in some ways at most semi intelligent Although there is no clear cut definition of AI it can be described as the capacity of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot devicemachines to perform tasks commonly associated with the higher intellectual processes characteristic of humans such as the ability to reason discover meaning generalize or learn from past experience Present digital computers are capable of executing many amazing tasks They can perform calculations millions or billions of times faster than human beings play chess games prove theorems drive cars and perform countless other human like tasks Yet there have also been very many justifiable questions whether or not the intelligence that these programs exhibit can be compared to human intelligence Many people believe that only humans and animals can possess intelligence however in my opinion machines can also be intelligent The intelligence that a chess-playing program could exhibit may not be the same as a human chess-player but if we were to say that that chess-playing program did not possess intelligence in terms of playing chess it would be ludicrous Although our computers can make calculations millions of time faster than any average human being they are yet unable to perform many simple tasks that humans can accomplish We can build chess-playing programs that will take even highest of chess grand masters down but we have yet create a machine that can talk as proficiently as a
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