What is Intelligence?
Intelligence is the ability to obtain and gain knowledge. According to Howard Gardner, there are nine types of intelligences in the human brain. These intelligences consist of music smart, which is the ability to recognize rhythm, timbre, pitch, and tone.
These sounds give us the ability to discern different singers and different genres of music. Another type of intelligence is nature smart which is the ability to differentiate between features of the natural world such as organisms and different environmnets as well as the features in them.
There's also Mathematical intelligence which is believed to be the ability to carry out mathematical operations. Another type of intelligence is known as existiential intelligence which is the ability to undertsand the meaning of life, understand why we die, and being able to undertsand any question about human existence.
There's also people smart (Interpersonal Inetelligence) which is the ability to interact with other humans. There's an intelligence with a similar name as Intrapersonal Intelligence which is Inter-personal Intelligence (self-smart) which is the ability to undertsand your OWN thoughts and feelings.
Another type of intelligence is called Spatial Intelligence which is the ability to recognize and think in different dimensions. Linguistic Intelligence is the ability to think in words. And finally, Body-Kinthesetic Intelligence is the ability to control obejects using physical skills. These types of intelligences are the same in every human.
The Turing Test
The intelligences described above are the intelligences that make up the human brain. However, there is one big intelligence in computers and technology which is Artificial Intelligence. The big question for this unit is how many intelligences can programs be made up of. Alan Turing was a Mathematician that introuduced the feild of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He also invented the Turing Test. In October of 1950, Alan "adressed the idea of Artificial Intelligence" (Wikipedia) in a newspaper. He questioned whether computers could imitate humans with sucess meaning that humans could think that co puters are humans if they weren't phiscally with them. The idea of the Turing Test came along after this idea. The way the Turing Test works is that there is a human placed in a room and a computer in another room. The human doesn't know that he/she is talking to a computer and the goal is to make the human believe that the computer is a human.
During our first day working in the feild of Artificial Intelligence, we learned how to program chat bots:
We used this part of the code to get our chatbot to ask us if we have a question.
This part of the code was used to answer the question we typed in. The "if" and all the "elifs" are codes that tell the chat bot if a word or phrase is in the sentence, then answer with a specific word or phrase that you tell it to.
On Tuesday, we learned how to program factbots. Factbot are very similar to chatbot except factbots answer the question by quickly researching from a given datapoint, in our case, WolframAlpha. Chatbots would answer what you coded them to answer, but factbots answer questions by using evidence.
This piece of the code says many things. First, it imports steel, a program that makes the bot speak. Next, it shows where it's getting the infomation from, WolframAlpha. It also tells the bot to keep asking if the human has another question after answering the previous question.
This part of the code also says many things. It tells the bot to find the information to answer the question from the given datapoint. It also says that if it can't find the right answer to respond that it can't answer it. The last thing it says is that if the human answers no when the bot asks if they have anothe question, to break out of the loop.
Smartest Machine on Earth
On Thursday we watched a movie about what we were doing with our factbots, but on a way bigger level. We watched as NOVA tried to make a Jeopardy-playing machine that could beat some of the best human Jeopardy players in the world. It wasn't easy, but they did it. Watson, also known as the smartes machine on Earth, was able to beat the top 2 Jeopardy players in the world.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
After doing research and watching videos about Artificial Intelligence, we actually got to work with Artificial Intelligence in the form of games. We started off with a simple game known as Rock, Paper, Scissors.