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Can Computers Learn Like Humans?

Computers use artificial intelligence to do everything from drive cars to pick music we like. But what exactly is artificial intelligence? How does it work? What are its limits?
Source: Sam Rowe for NPR

The world of artificial intelligence has exploded in recent years. Computers armed with AI do everything from drive cars to pick movies you'll probably like. Some have warned we're putting too much trust in computers that appear to do wondrous things.

But what exactly do people mean when they talk about artificial intelligence?

It's hard to find a universally accepted of artificial intelligence. Basically it's about getting a computer to be smart — getting it to do something that in the past only humans could do.

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