What Is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of research into whether a machine, such as a computer or robot, can execute tasks typically requiring human-like intelligence. AI researchers test the machine’s proficiency in key areas: learning, reasoning, problem-solving, perception, and language. Today’s machines can perform an array of impressive feats, from defeating the world chess champion to composing music. Saudi Arabia even granted citizenship for the first time to a machine—Sophia the robot—although the announcement met with a mixed reception. Learn more about the latest developments in artificial intelligence and decide for yourself whether a machine can think and feel like us.