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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 42. Artificial Intelligence and Computers that See: Intelligent Messaging

Artificial intelligence historically has been focused on attempting to make computers think like humans—giving them the ability to learn, reason, and create. One of the best-known examples from science fiction was the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which portrayed HAL, a computer with artificial intelligence that was able to see, hear, talk, reason, plan, and even read lips. Although the computer industry has not been successful in creating a computer with such all-round capabilities as HAL’s, there have been many successes in focused areas where computers have applied their massive processing capability. For example, IBM’s Deep Blue computer system was designed to ...

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