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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This LibGuide provides an overview of AI knowledge, the applications of AI tools in teaching and learning, and content for the AI research areas.

What is Artificial intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI), a term introduced by the esteemed Stanford Professor John McCarthy in 1955, was originally described as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines." Initially, AI research centered on programming machines to demonstrate certain behaviors, like playing games. However, the current focus is on crafting machines with the capacity to learn, resembling aspects of human learning processes.