Re: Is fuzzy logic a kind of AI?

From: Maro (marton_trencseni@bigfoot.com)
Date: Thu Dec 27 2001 - 17:51:59 MET

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    AI is an umbrella term that covers many topics. AI in its pure form of
    course means creating true intelligence (a concious lifeform?).

    However, it is very hard to define true intelligence / conciousness,
    ie. you know you are concious, but how do you know the people around
    you are? You have no way of telling. Are dogs concious? How about
    ants? If you create a piece of software that exactly models an ant, it
    won't even pass the Turing-test...

    Most of AI is concerned with simulating intelligence, or to put it
    another way, create things which, given some input produce sensible
    output according to some algorithm which we think mimics intelligence.
    These things are usually programs, and the basis of these algorithms
    is some branch of mathematics, which fall under the umbrella term AI.

    Fuzzy logic is such a branch of mathematics, which is a generalization
    of first order logic, and is closer to how we think humans reason than
    first order logic is.

    Maro

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