Artificial Intelligence Essay examples
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Weak AI states that some features that ‘think’ can be added to computers to make them more useful to humans. A good example to use in the definition of weak AI is the case of the Deep Blue computer, created by IBM, whose processing power helped the machine beat famous chess player Gary Kasparov in a game of chess several times. Some arguments suggest that the ability for the machine to beat Gary was based on its processing power while some seem to suggest that the machine was able to read patterns and adopt its game to beat the chess player. The question as to whether the machine was an example of the application of AI was posed to Plimpton, one of the creators of the supercomputer, who said “the short answer is ‘no’”. He went further to explain how the functionality of the machine did not fall under the definition of ‘strong AI’, meaning the functionality of the machine fit perfectly with the term ‘weak AI’ (Nordlander, 2001). Other examples of weak AI are the ability of calculators and spell-check programs to carry out their respective tasks.
Strong AI follows the thinking that computers are and can be made to