Full record for AI n.

Definition abbrev. for artificial intelligence, a computer program as an intelligent being.
OED requirements antedating 1974
Earliest cite Gardner Dozois, 'Chains of the Sea'
Comment Ralf Brown located, and Mike Christie verified a cite in a 1974 reprint of Gardner Dozois' 1973 "Chains of the Sea"
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for AI n.

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1966 J. Moses Symbolic IntegrationJune 10, 1966 (title page) AI Memo 97
1980 P. K. Dick Chains of Air, Web of Aether in We can remember It for you Wholesale (1994) 433 The large AI System—Artificial Intelligence Plasma—which handled the major problem-solving for star systems in their area of the galaxy had some available time which could be bought for private use.
1984 W. Gibson Neuromancer (1989) ii.v. 73 Wintermute is the recognition code for an AI.
1984 D. Brin Practice Effect i.ii. 6 Dennis had spent the last six months directing a small AI program mandated by an unbreakable old endowment.
1988 C. J. Cherryh Cyteen 104 There were things the AI checker might not catch.
1991 Omni Mar. 14/1 Well, don't blame them—unless they're radical-thinking artificial intelligence experts. The first international AI conference in Paris brought together researchers who have pushed aside their more ambitious programs or something a bit more modest.
1991 Omni Apr. 92/3 But so far, AI has proved to be much less adaptable to the workplace than people had imagined.
1992 Sci. Fiction Age Nov. 34/1 Chatterbox, I keyed back, my sarcasm wasted no doubt on my constant companion (one of the Services' portable personal A.I.'s-sidekick model).
1992 Locus Aug. 52/2 Humorous sf novel about an AI disrupting all mechanical life on Earth in search of a nonhuman higher intelligence.
1992 Locus Aug. 11/1 It develops that Kalifriki and Alice are both otherworldly creatures, and speak in terms of black holes, accretion disks, AIs, and clones.
1992 SFRA Rev. July–Aug.–Sept. 62 If you read ‘AI’, do you assume it means ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and not, perhaps, ‘Artificial Insemination’ or ‘ai’, a three-toed sloth?
1992 Locus June 11/2 He's merely a‥computer simulation created to test certain premises about AI, the nature of consciousness, and the dependance of reality upon the observer.
1992 O. S. Card Lost Boys (1993) iii. 41 ‘A.I.? ’ he asked. ‘You know—artificial intelligence.’
1992 A. Steele Labyrinth of Night 133 After we get our shoreleave ‥ the AI's will be minding the ship while it's parked in orbit, so we can stretch our legs a bit on the ground.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars i. 13 But Frank had gotten the day's emergency code out of the fire department AI that morning.
1993 Sci. Fiction Age Jan. 27/1 Artificial Intelligence (AI) was much touted in the 1960s as an imminent achievement.
1993 K. S. Robinson Green Mars (new ed.) 233 He hadn't said anything since the message had arrived, and was busy at his AI screen, looking at what appeared to be weather satellite photos.
1993 J. Brosnan Opoponax Invasion (1994) 48 He had the uncomfortable suspicion that the AI might be playing with him. You never knew with AIs. They had intellects of mind-boggling proportions but still remained the slaves of humanity.
1994 Analog Science Fiction & Fact Jan. 172/1 He has third level A.I.
2005 C. Stross Accelerando i. 14 You know anyone who can use a Warpac surplus espionage bot? Recent model, one careful owner, slightly paranoid but basically sound—I mean, claims to be a general-purpose AI?