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AI (Artificial Intelligence)

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: Special Report: Artificial intelligence apps come of age

AI (pronounced AYE-EYE) or artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using the rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction. Particular applications of AI include expert systems, speech recognition, and machine vision.

This was last updated in November 2010

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