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Tom TaulliArtificial Intelligence Basicshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5028-0_1

1. AI Foundations

History Lessons
Tom Taulli1 
Monrovia, CA, USA

Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google . The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.

—Larry Page, the co-founder of Google Inc. and CEO of Alphabet1

In Fredric Brown’s 1954 short story, “Answer,” all of the computers across the 96 billion planets in the universe were connected into one super machine. It was then asked, “Is ...

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