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Artificial Intelligence
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines. In this age of the computer, artificial intelligence typically involves the fabrication and analysis of intelligent computer programs. It is a field firmly rooted in the discipline of computer science while drawing on insights from philosophy, mathematics, psychology, and neuroscience. As a research endeavor, AI has frequently been mocked for its failure to produce a convincing simulacrum of a human intellect, while many of the successes of AI research efforts have become so well accepted that they are now considered the domain of other areas of computer science.

At Vanderbilt, AI research includes varied inquiries into machine learning, robotics, educational technologies, and many other domains. These efforts are distributed across a collection of focused research groups, but the aggregate AI research community gathers on a weekly basis, during the school year, in order to discuss research topics of broad interest.

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