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AI Systems and Definitions

A good general definition of AI could be:

AI is the part of computer science concerned with designing intelligent computer systems, that is, computer systems that exhibit the characteristics we associate with intelligence in human behaviour - understanding language, learning, reasoning and solving problems.

There are many other suitable definitions -- See Last year's AI1 notes (Lecture 1).

A theme we will develop in this course is that most AI systems can broken into:

Search has been studied in great depth last year Last year's AI1 notes (Lecture 3) .