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Artificial intelligence


Although artificial intelligence (AI) is often portrayed in a negative light in the media and popular entertainment, there is much to be optimistic about when we look to the future of AI. Online searches are an example of a form of AI without which many of us would feel lost. The IBM computer, Watson, a good example of what is known as “weak AI,” can appear to mimic human capabilities through brute force computing, but is not yet able to think in the human sense. To do this, researchers are turning to natural intelligence (NI), which attempts to duplicate in silico what we do naturally in vivo, namely the processing of knowledge in both a deductive and reductive way. This poster provides an introduction to AI and NI, with the intention of generating thought and discussion about this fascinating topic.