When was Artificial Intelligence Created?

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We think that it has been only recently since Artificial Intelligence became a thing and started showing up in major areas of industrial work. It is true that AI only made a major appearance very recently but one must not forget that it has been around for a long time. 

Artificial Intelligence started its groundwork in the early 1900s it was only in the late 1950s when we got large improvements in this technology. 

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence or AI is a computer technology that can replicate human intelligence and problem-solving abilities. This technology allows it to understand human intelligence and its past mistakes and improve on data accordingly.

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Birth of AI

AI came into existence in the late 1950s. Alan Turing an English computer scientist published his work “Computer Machinery and Intelligence” which further became The Turing Test, which experts used to measure computer intelligence. The term “artificial intelligence” was coined and became popular.

In 1952 Arthur Samuel a computer scientist developed a program to play checkers, which was the first to ever learn the game independently.

But it was only later in 1955 when John McCarthy in his workshop on AI at Dartmouth used the term ‘Artificial Intelligence” for the first time and it became popular.

Growth in Artificial Intelligence and How It Is Like Today

Until 1970s the artificial intelligence research was only having a little growth in the field of research and mechanism. It was not until the 1980s that we saw major inventions happening around AI which would change the whole concept of AI and what we could expect from it.

In the 1980s we saw the first expert system come into the commercial market, known as XCON (expert configure). It was designed to help in the ordering of computer systems by automatically selecting components based on the customer’s needs.

1986 had its first driverless car (robot car) which could drive up to 55 miles per hour on roads without traffic. The 80s eventually turned out to be a great time for AI in terms of growth and raising hopes in terms of potential development in the years to come.

1987-1993

From 1987-1993, the field of AI faced unexpected results. Instead of experiencing positive feedback from the consumers, there was a decline in the purchase interest from the customers. The topic of AI eventually seemed to have faded out. Hence, from 1987-1993 we see a fall in the discussions around artificial intelligence.

1993-Present

In 1997 Windows released speech recognition software (developed by Dragon Systems). Followed by the landing of two rovers on Mars by NASA in the year 2003. By the year 2006 companies like Netflix, Facebook Meta, and Twitter now X started using AI as a part of their advertising and user experience. Artificial Intelligence had started to boom during this period. In 2010 Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 Kinect becoming the first gaming hardware designed to track body movement and translate it into gaming directions. Apple the tech company launched their very own Siri in 2011.

Since 2011, the birth of AI software like Siri, AI has come a long way. We have more advanced AI-powered digital assistants who are much more optimized and capable of doing more complex tasks. For example Gemini by Google, ChatGPT by OpenAI, Copilot by Microsoft, etc.

AI in the modern day has become an integral part of the everyday function of human lifestyle. From money transfers, and audio/video streaming, to the automobile industry.

Conclusion

To conclude we can consider the birth of AI or Artificial Intelligence to be like a baby. AI was once a baby. It took years for itself to understand more complex data and work around it to improve itself. If we compare AI to the very initial stages of how it was like, It has reached a level where AI has not only become the topic of discussion but has enabled itself to outsmart human intelligence in every way possible, and is only getting better. One can only imagine what AI holds in the future.

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