MASENO UNIVERSITY E-LEARNING CENTRE
SCS 437: INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
Domains of AI
AI applications can be grouped under the three major areas of cognitive science, robotics, and natural interfaces.
Deals with how human beings are able to be intelligent and aware. Studies human memory, learning, perception, and problem solving. Leads to the development of expert systems and other knowledge-based systems that add a knowledge base and some reasoning capability to information systems, adaptive learning systems that can modify their behaviors based on information they acquire as they operate. Fuzzy logic systems can process data that ...view middle of the document...
So, VR relies on multisensory input/output devices such as a tracking headset with video goggles and stereo earphones, a data glove or jumpsuit with fiber-optic sensors that track your body movements, and a walker that monitors the movements of your feet. Then you can experience computer-simulated “virtual worlds” three-dimensionally through sight, sound, and touch. Thus, VR is also called telepresence. It allows you to interact with computer-simulated objects, entities, and environments as if they actually exist.
Current applications of VR are wide ranging and include computer-aided design (CAD), medical diagnostics and treatment, scientific experimentation in many physical and biological sciences, flight simulation for training the pilots and astronauts, product demonstrations, employee training, and entertainment, esp. 3-D video games. VR designers are creating everything from virtual weather patterns and wind tunnels to virtual cities and security markets. Application in the field of information technology includes development of 3-D models of telecommunications networks and databases. These virtual graphic representations of networks and databases makes it easier for IS specialists to visualize the structure and relationships an organization’s telecommunications networks and corporate databases, thus improving their design and maintenance.
VR becomes telepresence when users that can be anywhere in the world use VR systems to work alone or together at a remote site.
An intelligent agent is a software surrogate for an end user or a process that fulfills a stated need or activity. An intelligent agent uses its in-built and learned knowledge about a...