By Paul Field – CEO @ Improved Apps
We may think artificial intelligence is a new concept for the computer age, but actually, the notion of AI is one that has fascinated mankind for centuries. It has managed to achieve the dubious status of being the stuff of both science-fiction but also horror stories.
As far back as classical Greece there were stories of something man-made (that is ‘artificial’) being created with intelligence. Crete was supposedly protected from pirates and invaders by a giant bronze automaton called Talos. At the same time. The Greeks were making computers such as the Antikythera mechanism that were able to accurately predict the position of heavenly bodies and eclipses. In pharaonic Egypt, mechanical statues made for temples were thought to be possessed of wisdom and emotion.