Using an expert system instead of machine learning

19 Mar 2018 | Tags: , , | Posted by Doug Rose

Prior to starting an AI project, the first choice you need to make is whether to use an expert system (a rules based system) or machine learning. Basically the choice comes down to the amount of data, the variation in that data and whether you have a clear set of steps for extracting a solution […]

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The difference between AI learning and memorizing

05 Feb 2018 | Tags: , , | Posted by Doug Rose

There’s a big difference between memorizing and learning. Imagine that you were looking at these eight images. You would probably quickly recognize that these are eight different breeds of dogs. Now imagine I showed you this picture. Would you know what it is? How would you know what it is? You’ll notice that it’s not […]

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What is an artificial intelligence planning system?

29 Jan 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

In the late 1980s early expert systems started to disappear, but a symbolic approach remained. Today, you see it in what’s called artificial intelligence planning — a branch of AI that employs strategies and action sequences to enhance the computer’s ability to match symbols and patterns. AI planning attempts to solve the problem of combinatorial […]

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How do you define artificial intelligence?

01 Jan 2018 | Tags: , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

The dictionary definition of “artificial intelligence” is the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior. Determining the meaning of “intelligence,” is the greater challenge. While we all agree that intelligence has something to do with knowledge and the ability to reason, human intelligence seems to go beyond that to include consciousness or self-awareness, […]

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