Research questions for prof. Gianni's lecture:

How do you define AI?

It is when machines perform a task that requires human intelligence.

Can you name at least three different sub-fields of AI?

Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Robotics.

Can you name at least three application sectors where robots are being largely employed? What are the reasons?

Agriculture, On factory floors, Self-driving cars, Health care. Robots are used where repeatative tasks are performed or when highly accurate tasks are needed.

Can you identify three major challenges for a wheeled autonomous robot performing a 24h surveillance task in a large facility?

Slow, unefficient, social interactions.

AI has been around since about 70 years so far. Why is it booming right now?

Hardware and software advancements