A broad term for many forms of computer use encompassing the perception, synthesis and inferrence of intelligence.
The field is divided into multipole sub-areas such as:
- knowledge representation
- machine learning
- machine perception
- natural language processing
- social intelligence
In late 2022 / early 2023 much attention has been drawn to the combination of Generative Pretrained Transformer (a form of Large Language Model attached to chatbot-style interfaces, with extensive debate on the benefits and risks of these tools. Much of the popoular references to "AI" refer to this specific sub-area of tools.