Machine or software intelligence otherwise known as artificial intelligence (AI), is associated with software programming intelligence. Neural networks supported by natural-language processing are the most recent AI development in computer software applications programming. Distinct from former standardized lexicons, natural-language processing promises to offer the most potential for developer communities interested in advancing existing coding lexicons to increase proficiency in user interface. The convergence of human intelligence and artificial intelligence in program language translation is responsible for applications such as voice recognition systems, that allow for the conversion of spoken words to be transmitted into written text. 

Artificial Reasoning

The development of algorithms imitating the reasoning processes of humans, when applied, makes logical deduction useful for solving puzzles. Algorithms require major computational resource. Computer memory and processing time to engineering of AI requires exponential mathematics to account for information used in problem-solving. Machine AI advances deductive reasoning to abductive solution. With AI, far larger sets of data than normal can be deployed for analysis. The higher reasoning used in neural net research exemplifies how the brain is simulated in decision making. For instance, search engines use abductive reasoning to sort nominal data, prioritizing results at the top level on the first page. Unlike human intelligence, AI allows us to solve problems at virtually lightening speed.

Trends in AI Research

The research prospectus to AI is fast evolving, highly technical and specialized in focus. Replicable AI models represent areas of investigation already proven for validity and reliability. Application of those broader research models to new studies on artificial intelligence, machine learning and knowledge engineering require execution of mathematical formulae designed to support engineering of computer reasoning. The main problems concerning AI research target computer programming traits (i.e. knowledge, learning, perception, planning, problem solving, object moving, and reasoning). Knowledge represents the core focus of AI theory. Categories, objects, properties and relations are the primary principles covered in knowledge engineering, and applied in problem-solving of formulas by way of computation.

Research on AI is characterized by subfield. Institutional contribution to AI has affected the direction of those categories. Goals of AI research involve communications matrices. Perception of manipulable objects is one area of general interest, as AI is increasingly used for programming of robotic functions. Statistical analysis and computational intelligence are instrumental to the coding of machine logics. AI research is also delineated along the lines of several technical issues. Solutions to specific problems are fostered by way of the research process.

Game coding: artificial intelligence attributes to decision making processes in computer game applications

  • Expert systems – simulation programming creates real-life situations, responded to by artificial intelligence in decision models.
  • Natural language – coding of computer programs to acknowledge natural human language.
  • Neural networks – deductive logic in machine capabilities, reproducing and advancing the connections found naturally occurring in animal brains in abductive analysis.
  • Robotics – device programming so that the machine performs sensory stimuli seen in human beings.

User Applications

The method of testing AI reliability in research application requires procedures that account for machine logic results that gauge, ‘more than’ or ‘less than’ human intelligence in outcome. Security features of online systems are now controlled by an inverse test of artificial intelligence, whereby separation of decision making is prompted by a Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA). CAPTCHA is used to control for human interface with a computer interface, eliminating the risk that an artificially intelligent user (a machine) is deciphering alpha-numeric codes given by the system.

For more on the topic see, “The Current State of Artificial Intelligence“.