When I look back at the research performed at our university AI laboratory during the last 40 years, I see a lot of positive impacts:
With the many definitions of AI around — who needs an extra one? I think we do: current definitions introduce many confusions by incorrectly framing Artificial Intelligence. At the Artificial Intelligence Lab Brussels, the university research centre founded in 1983 where I work, we typically define AI as follows:
Artificial Intelligence is a scientific field that (1) studies the nature and mechanisms of intelligence, (2) formalises its findings using mathematics and (3) implements it using computer science.
We thus identify three main ingredients in AI:
Professor @ Artificial Intelligence Lab Brussels (VUB), leading the applied R&D team and lifelong learning efforts. Passionate about music, education and AI.