School of Engineering and Computational Sciences
Artificial Intelligence, AI, Neural Networks, Markov processes, Human Language Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
DeFries, Hannah, "Artificial Intelligence in the Context of Human Consciousness" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 825.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be defined as the ability of a machine to learn and make decisions based on acquired information. AI’s development has incited rampant public speculation regarding the singularity theory: a futuristic phase in which intelligent machines are capable of creating increasingly intelligent systems. Its implications, combined with the close relationship between humanity and their machines, make achieving understanding both natural and artificial intelligence imperative. Researchers are continuing to discover natural processes responsible for essential human skills like decision-making, understanding language, and performing multiple processes simultaneously. Artificial intelligence attempts to simulate these functions through techniques like artificial neural networks, Markov Decision Processes, Human Language Technology, and Multi-Agent Systems, which rely upon a combination of mathematical models and hardware.