If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
Have you ever looked at something and been creeped out by it's almost, but not quite, human-like appearance? Be honest - does the Sophia robot creep you out?People find things that are human like, but not quite human, to be creepy. The feeling of creepiness can range from robots, to CGI animation, animatronics like you see at theme parks, dolls or even digital assistants. This concept is called the "uncanny valley". And, believe it or not, is actually a particularly significant reason why many AI projects are failing.
If you're irritated by the mere sight of people fidgeting, a new scientific study suggests you're not alone. Researchers in Canada recruited 4,100 participants who were asked to self-report whether they have sensitivities to seeing people fidget. They found that almost one in three people experienced the psychological phenomenon known as'misokinesia, or a'hatred of movements'. Misokinesia is psychological response to the sight of someone else's small but repetitive movements, the experts say, and it can seriously affect daily living. Misokinesia - the'hatred of movements' - is a psychological response to the sight of someone else's small and repetitive movements (concept image) Misokinesia - or the'hatred of movements' - is a psychological phenomenon that is defined as a strong negative affective or emotional response to the sight of someone else's small and repetitive movements.