artificial intelligence

What Is Artificial Intelligence?

John McCarthy, a pioneer in artificial intelligence, describes his views on the subject.

"This article for the layman answers basic questions about artificial intelligence. The opinions expressed here are not all consensus opinion among researchers in AI."

Frequent questions are answered, and an overview of the field of artificial intelligence and its branches is provided.
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AI Topics Overview

If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behaviour and their embodiment in machines."

However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) ...
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Minimax Game Trees

This essay is a detailed explanation of one of the most important data structures ever created for Game Artificial Intelligence. The minimax tree is at the heart of almost every board game program in existence.

The Minimax Game Tree is used for programming computers to play games in which there are two players taking turns to play moves. Physically, it is just a tree of all possible moves.
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Algorithmic and mathematical principles of automatic number plate recognition systems

This work deals with problematic from field of artificial intelligence, machine vision and neural networks in construction of an automatic number plate recognition system (ANPR). This problematic includes mathematical principles and algorithms, which ensure a process of number plate detection, processes of proper characters segmentation, normalization and recognition. Work comparatively deals with methods achieving invariance of systems towards image skew, translations and various light conditions during the capture. Work also contains an implementation of a demonstration model, which is able to proceed these functions over a set of snapshots.
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