The purpose of the paper was to examine the field of artificial intelligence. In particular, the paper focused on what has been accomplished towards the goal of making a machine that can think like a human, and the hardships that researchers in the field has faced. It also touched upon the potential outcomes of success. Why is this paper important? As computers become more powerful, the common conception is that they are becoming more intelligent. As computers become more integrated with society and more connected with each other, people again believe they are becoming smarter. Therefore, it is important that the average person be able to understand the field of artificial intelligence and what it entails – this paper does this by explaining broad concepts and by avoiding technical jargon.
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Kollett, Edward R., "Artificial Intelligence: Soon to be the world’s greatest intelligence, or just a wild dream?" (2010). Academic Symposium of Undergraduate Scholarship. Paper 3.