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1 1 Artificial Intelligence An Introductory Course

2 2 Outline 1.Introduction 2.Problems and Search 3.Knowledge Representation 4.Advanced Topics Game Playing Uncertainty and Imprecision Planning Machine Learning

3 3 References Artificial Intelligence (1991) Elaine Rich & Kevin Knight, Second Ed, Tata McGraw Hill Decision Support Systems and Intelligent Systems Turban and Aronson, Sixth Ed, PHI

4 4 Introduction What is AI? The foundations of AI A brief history of AI The state of the art Introductory problems

5 5 What is AI?

6 6 Intelligence: ability to learn, understand and think (Oxford dictionary) AI is the study of how to make computers make things which at the moment people do better. Examples: Speech recognition, Smell, Face, Object, Intuition, Inferencing, Learning new skills, Decision making, Abstract thinking

7 7 What is AI? Thinking humanlyThinking rationally Acting humanlyActing rationally

8 8 Acting Humanly: The Turing Test Alan Turing ( ) Computing Machinery and Intelligence (1950) Human Interrogator Human AI System Imitation Game

9 9 Acting Humanly: The Turing Test Predicted that by 2000, a machine might have a 30% chance of fooling a lay person for 5 minutes. Anticipated all major arguments against AI in following 50 years. Suggested major components of AI: knowledge, reasoning, language, understanding, learning.

10 10 Thinking Humanly: Cognitive Modelling Not content to have a program correctly solving a problem. More concerned with comparing its reasoning steps to traces of human solving the same problem. Requires testable theories of the workings of the human mind: cognitive science.

11 11 Thinking Rationally: Laws of Thought Aristotle was one of the first to attempt to codify right thinking, i.e., irrefutable reasoning processes. Formal logic provides a precise notation and rules for representing and reasoning with all kinds of things in the world. Obstacles: Informal knowledge representation. Computational complexity and resources.

12 12 Acting Rationally Acting so as to achieve ones goals, given ones beliefs. Does not necessarily involve thinking. Advantages: More general than the laws of thought approach. More amenable to scientific development than human- based approaches.

13 13 The Foundations of AI Philosophy (423 BC present): Logic, methods of reasoning. Mind as a physical system. Foundations of learning, language, and rationality. Mathematics (c.800 present): Formal representation and proof. Algorithms, computation, decidability, tractability. Probability.

14 14 The Foundations of AI Psychology (1879 present): Adaptation. Phenomena of perception and motor control. Experimental techniques. Linguistics (1957 present): Knowledge representation. Grammar.

15 15 A Brief History of AI The gestation of AI ( ): 1943: McCulloch & Pitts: Boolean circuit model of brain. 1950: Turings Computing Machinery and Intelligence. 1956: McCarthys name Artificial Intelligence adopted. Early enthusiasm, great expectations ( ): Early successful AI programs: Samuels checkers, Newell & Simons Logic Theorist, Gelernters Geometry Theorem Prover. Robinsons complete algorithm for logical reasoning.

16 16 A Brief History of AI A dose of reality ( ): AI discovered computational complexity. Neural network research almost disappeared after Minsky & Paperts book in Knowledge-based systems ( ): 1969: DENDRAL by Buchanan et al : MYCIN by Shortliffle. 1979: PROSPECTOR by Duda et al..

17 17 A Brief History of AI AI becomes an industry ( ): Expert systems industry booms. 1981: Japans 10-year Fifth Generation project. The return of NNs and novel AI (1986 present): Mid 80s: Back-propagation learning algorithmreinvented. Expert systems industry busts. 1988: Resurgence of probability. 1988: Novel AI (ALife, GAs, Soft Computing, …). 1995: Agents everywhere. 2003: Human-level AI back on the agenda.

18 18 Task Domains of AI Mundane Tasks: –Perception Vision Speech –Natural Languages Understanding Generation Translation –Common sense reasoning –Robot Control Formal Tasks –Games : chess, checkers etc –Mathematics: Geometry, logic,Proving properties of programs Expert Tasks: –Engineering ( Design, Fault finding, Manufacturing planning) –Scientific Analysis –Medical Diagnosis –Financial Analysis

19 19 AI Technique Intelligence requires Knowledge Knowledge posesses less desirable properties such as: –Voluminous –Hard to characterize accurately –Constantly changing –Differs from data that can be used AI technique is a method that exploits knowledge that should be represented in such a way that: –Knowledge captures generalization –It can be understood by people who must provide it –It can be easily modified to correct errors. –It can be used in variety of situations

20 20 The State of the Art Computer beats human in a chess game. Computer-human conversation using speech recognition. Expert system controls a spacecraft. Robot can walk on stairs and hold a cup of water. Language translation for webpages. Home appliances use fuzzy logic

21 21 Tic Tac Toe Three programs are presented : –Series increase –Their complexity –Use of generalization –Clarity of their knowledge –Extensability of their approach

22 22 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe X X o

23 23 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe Program 1: Data Structures: Board: 9 element vector representing the board, with 1-9 for each square. An element contains the value 0 if it is blank, 1 if it is filled by X, or 2 if it is filled with a O Movetable: A large vector of 19,683 elements ( 3^9), each element is 9-element vector. Algorithm: 1.View the vector as a ternary number. Convert it to a decimal number. 2.Use the computed number as an index into Move-Table and access the vector stored there. 3.Set the new board to that vector.

24 24 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe Comments: This program is very efficient in time. 1.A lot of space to store the Move-Table. 2.A lot of work to specify all the entries in the Move-Table. 3.Difficult to extend.

25 25 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe

26 26 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe Program 2: Data Structure: A nine element vector representing the board. But instead of using 0,1 and 2 in each element, we store 2 for blank, 3 for X and 5 for O Functions: Make2: returns 5 if the center sqaure is blank. Else any other balnk sq Posswin(p): Returns 0 if the player p cannot win on his next move; otherwise it returns the number of the square that constitutes a winning move. If the product is 18 (3x3x2), then X can win. If the product is 50 ( 5x5x2) then O can win. Go(n): Makes a move in the square n Strategy: Turn = 1Go(1) Turn = 2If Board[5] is blank, Go(5), else Go(1) Turn = 3If Board[9] is blank, Go(9), else Go(3) Turn = 4If Posswin(X) 0, then Go(Posswin(X))

27 27 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe Comments: 1.Not efficient in time, as it has to check several conditions before making each move. 2.Easier to understand the programs strategy. 3.Hard to generalize.

28 28 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe (8 + 5)

29 29 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe Comments: 1.Checking for a possible win is quicker. 2.Human finds the row-scan approach easier, while computer finds the number-counting approach more efficient.

30 30 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe Program 3: 1.If it is a win, give it the highest rating. 2.Otherwise, consider all the moves the opponent could make next. Assume the opponent will make the move that is worst for us. Assign the rating of that move to the current node. 3.The best node is then the one with the highest rating.

31 31 Introductory Problem: Tic-Tac-Toe Comments: 1.Require much more time to consider all possible moves. 2.Could be extended to handle more complicated games.

32 32 Exercises 1. Characterize the definitions of AI: "The exciting new effort to make computers think... machines with minds, in the full and literal senses" (Haugeland, 1985) "[The automation of] activities that we associate with human thinking, activities such as decision-making, problem solving, learning..." (Bellman, 1978)

33 33 Exercises "The study of mental faculties, through the use of computational models" (Charniak and McDermott, 1985) "The study of the computations that make it possible to perceive, reason, and act" (Winston, 1992) "The art of creating machines that perform functions that require intelligence when performed by people" (Kurzweil, 1990)

34 34 Exercises "The study of how to make computers do things at which, at the moment, people are better" (Rich and Knight, 1991) "A field of study that seeks to explain and emulate intelligent behavior in terms of computationl processes" (Schalkoff, 1990) "The branch of computer science that is concerned with the automation of intelligent behaviour" (Luger and Stubblefield, 1993)

35 35 Exercises "A collection of algorithms that are computationally tractable, adequate approximations of intractabiliy specified problems" (Partridge, 1991) "The enterprise of constructing a physical symbol system that can reliably pass the Turing test" (Ginsberge, 1993) "The f ield of computer science that studies how machines can be made to act intelligently" (Jackson, 1986)


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