FINAL MIS 180: Chapter 2 Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Simulates human intelligence such as the ability to reason and learn
Various commercial applications of artificial intelligence
Expert system
Computerized advisory programs that imitate the reasoning processes of experts in solving difficult problems. (Ex: assist in medical diagnosis)
Neural Network
Attempts to emulate the way the human brain works
Fuzzy logic
A mathematical method of handling imprecise or subjective information
Genetic algorithm

An artificial intelligent system that mimics the evolutionary, survival-of-the-fittest process to generate increasingly better solutions to a problem.

Business executives use genetic algorithms to help them decide which combination of projects a firm should invest in, taking complicated tax considerations into account.

Intelligent agent
Special-purpose knowledge-based information system that accomplishes specific tasks on behalf of its users
Virtual reality
A computer-simulated environment that can be a simulation of the real world or an imaginary world
Shopping Bot
Software that will search several retailer websites and provide a comparison of each retailer’s offerings including price and availability