In contrast to the intelligence displayed by humans and animals, artificial intelligence or AI refers to intelligence demonstrated by machines. Founded as an academic discipline in 1956, AI has progressed rapidly in recent years alongside great advances in computing. During the 21st century, the field has been dominated by [[machine learning (ML)]], a framework of computing and statistical modelling that has produced numerous [applications now in use by corporations and the general public](https://livemind.net/blog/chatgpt-and-ai.html). One primary long-term goal of AI is to create an [[Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)]] -- an intelligent machine that has the capacity to learn or understand any intellectual task that a human being is able to master. # Notable figures in AI - [[Elon Musk]] -- invested in [[OpenAI]], the makers of [[ChatGPT]] - [[Peter Thiel]] - Fei-Fei Li -- groundbreaking work in computer vision - Demis Hassabis - Alan Turing - Marvin Minsky -- did seminal work on neural networks - John McCarthy -- coined the term in 1955 - Yoshua Bengio -- deep learning domain expert - Geoffrey Hinton -- machine learning guru and deep learning expert # Topics in AI - [[Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)]] - [[Big Data]] - [[deep learning]] - [[large language models (LLM)]] - [[machine learning (ML)]] - [[Natural Language Processing (NLP)]]