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Meaning of artificial intelligence

artifi'cial intel'ligence

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the capacity of a computer to perform operations analogous to learning and decision making in humans, as by an expert system, a program for CAD or CAM, or a program for the perception and recognition of shapes in computer vision systems. Abbr.: AI, A.I.
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