About the Essence of Intelligence - Will Artificial Intelligence (Ever) Cover Human Intelligence?

Hannu Jaakkola, Bernhard Thalheim, Jaak Henno

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Computers were originally developed for executing complex calculations fast and effectively. The intelligence of computer was based on arithmetic capabilities. This has been the mainstream in the development of computers until now. In the middle of 1950s a new application area, Artificial Intelligence (AI), was introduced by researchers. They had interest to use computers to solve problems in the way intelligent beings do. The architecture, which supported calculations, were conquered to perform tasks associated with intelligence beings, to execute inference operations and to simulate human sense. Artificial intelligence has had several reincarnation cycles; it has reappeared in different manifestations since this research area became interesting for the researchers. All the time a lot of discussion about intelligence of these systems has been going on - are the AI based systems and robots intelligent, what is the difference of human and machine intelligence, etc. Abilities related to intelligence cover ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills, as well as ability to learn. AI provides different manifestations to the term 'intelligence': the human intelligence is a wide variety of different types of intelligence, as well as the meaning of artificial intelligence has varied over time. In our paper we will look to this term, especially to provide means for comparing human and artificial intelligence and have a look to the learning capability related to it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXXIII
EditorsMarina Tropmann-Frick, Hannu Jaakkola, Bernhard Thalheim, Yasushi Kiyoki, Naofumi Yoshida
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682426
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeA3 Book chapter
EventInformation Modelling and Knowledge Bases - , Germany
Duration: 7 Sept 20219 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


ConferenceInformation Modelling and Knowledge Bases

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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