Al as an Empirical Science
Artificial Intelligence is a huge undertaking . Marvin Minsky (b. 1927), one of the founding fathers of Al, argues: "The Al problem is one of the hardest science has ever undertaken ." Al has one foot in science and one in engineering .
In its most extreme form, known as Strong Al, the goal is to build a machine capable of thought, consciousness and emotions. This view holds that humans are no more than elaborate computers.