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Faculty, staff, and students are increasingly using computer-based systems in their education, work, and personal lives. This guide brings together information about how artificial intelligence is evolving and how you can use it successfully. Click on the GOLD tabs to learn more.

Artificial Intelligence Definition

Artificial Intelligence is comprised of computing systems that are able to perform human-like processes to achieve specific goals and tasks by using data to learn, adapt, synthesize, and self-correct.

AI includes:

  • Analytics
  • Big data
  • Data visualization
  • Decision logic
  • Machine learning 
  • Natural language processing

AI at WilmU, 3/2021

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (11:50 min)

This video was produced by Crash Course ( in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios.

Watch for a general background is things like classifiers, labeled data, decision trees, support vector machines, artificial neurons, deep AI, narrow AI, and Strong AI.

Cite this Library Guide

Wilmington University Library. (2022, October). Artificial intelligence at WilmU.


Thanks to the Memorial Sloan Kettering library for parts of this guide.

APA 7th edition. Always verify your formatting and punctuation.

L. Gillow: Created November, 2020, updated 10/2022]


Artificial Intelligence (or AI) is the human-like intelligence, judgment, learning, and awareness exhibited by machines, along with the branches of computer science and engineering that seek to create intelligent machines.

AI is: computing systems that are able to engage in human-like processes such as learning, adapting, synthesizing, self-correction and use of data for complex processing tasks.
AI is an area of computer science which seeks to create intelligent machines that can learn, improve, and function without the aid of a human.

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