What Is Artificial Intelligence?

  • Virginia Dignum
Part of the Artificial Intelligence: Foundations, Theory, and Algorithms book series (AIFTA)


Defining Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no easy task. The field itself is broad and different approaches have provided differing definitions. The aim of this chapter is not to solve this issue or present a single definition of AI but to help understand what are the different claims, and, in the process, understand what today’s state-of-the-art AI systems can do.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virginia Dignum
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  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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