what's AI?

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Subject: what's AI?
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Date: Fri, 17 Sep 93 12:07:09 KDT
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        hgkim%csking.kaist.ac.kr@daiduk.kaist.ac.kr (Kim Hiongun),
        jmcho%csking.kaist.ac.kr@daiduk.kaist.ac.kr (Cho Jeong Mi)
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What's AI?

Motivated by the comments on 'AI' by Mr. Schwartz, I bring up the 
issue within more materialistic interpretation.  Since the term 'AI'
had its own popularity as the endeavour it's supposed to refer, 
the notion of 'AI' has been inexact and belonged to the common sesnse 
dictionary.  In fact, we do not seem to understand both the terms 
'artificial' and 'intelligence' even when considered separately.  
They describe situations purely from the human standpoint.

With the most generality, 'AI' refers to the functions sufficiently 
complex enough to appeal to our attention, the functions that are   
characteristically similar to those of our own(human), but not 
generated by ourselves.  To make it more precise, we have to formally
specify the functions that are 'interesting' to us. Still 
the definition will not be more precise than the exactness of the 
notion 'our interest.' 

In short, 'AI' is a humanly idea and it reflects the humanly concerns.
Thus if the meaning of 'AI'  is constrained with more assumptions and 
restrictions, it becomes only more subjective.  It is not just semantic 
nets, nor reasoning. Something that we try to call as 'A.I' may exist, 
but may not be seen from the illusion of fantasies. 

Young S. Han

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