The Evolution of Artifical Intelligence                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                        ITS 498- Individual capstone
                                                                                       Spring 2020
                                                                                      Joyce Shalaby
                                                                                     Shin Ping Tucker

What is Artifical Intelligence?

Artifical Intelligence is the theory and the development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision making, and translation between languages.

The term artificial intelligence was first coined by John McCarthy in 1956 when he held the first academic conference on the subject. But the journey to understand if machines can truly think began much before that. In Vannevar Bush’s seminal work he proposed a system which amplifies people’s own knowledge and understanding. Five years later Alan Turing wrote a paper on the notion of machines being able to simulate human beings and the ability to do intelligent things, such as play Chess.