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 Definition The field of science and engineering involved with the study, design and manufacture of systems that exhibit qualities such as adaptivity, complexity, goal pursuit, reactiveness to surroundings, and others that are commonly attributed to "intelligence." [d] [e]

I have specifically avoided a discussion on the notions of "strong" AI and "weak" AI. These categories have been used by some to denote the ultimate goals of the AI community. It is not clear to me that the "entire AI community" has any "shared or common goal" so I have avoided the subject. Whether the field of AI will ultimately build a machine that is "smarter" than the average human is a matter of debate. I certainly feel that the nearer term goals of making systems that are improved with respect to adaptiveness, reactiveness, autonomousness and complexity are worth pursuing in the meantime. --Stu Rodgers 10:39, 9 May 2007 (CDT)

Subfields

I think we need to rethink the list of subfields. For one thing, I'm not sure that "exprt systems" really designates a subfield of AI, but is more of a marketing/businees term. In addition, it's not at all clear why both connectionism and ANN are on the list. I'll go ahead and edit/expand it a bit. Greg Woodhouse 15:40, 26 May 2007 (CDT)