Technical Presentations #5 – Pre-Speech Information “Artificial Intelligence – Neural Networks”

Definition of artificial intelligence

“The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.” (English Oxford Living Dictionary)

“AI is whatever hasn’t been done yet.” (Tesler’s theorem)


  • understanding human speech
  •  competing at the highest level in strategic game systems (such as chess and Go)
  •  autonomously operating cars

Progress (from the domain of games)

  • 1997: IBM’s deep blue beats Garry Kasparov in chess
  • 2011: IBM’s Watson wins the quiz show Jeopardy! Against its champions
  • 2017: Google’s Alpha Go beats the World Champion of Go