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intelligent system

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CT: Requirements for an intelligent system include security, connectivity, the ability to adapt according to current data and the capacity for remote monitoring and management.
Essentially, an intelligent system is anything that contains a functional, although not usually general-purpose, computer with Internet connectivity. An embedded system may be powerful and capable of complex processing and data analysis, but it is usually specialized for tasks relevant to the host machine.
Intelligent systems exist all around us in point-of-sale (POS) terminals, digital televisions, traffic lights, smart meters, automobiles, digital signage and airplane controls, among a great number of other possibilities. As this ongoing trend continues, many foresee a scenario known as the Internet of Things (IoT), in which objects, animals and people can all be provided with unique identifiers and the ability to automatically transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

S: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/intelligent-system(external link) (last access: 28 December 2014)

N: 1. intelligent (adj): c.1500, a back-formation from intelligence or else from Latin intelligentem (nominative intelligens), present participle of intelligere, earlier intellegere (see intelligence). Intelligent design, as a name for an alternative to atheistic cosmology and the theory of evolution, is from 1999. Related: Intelligently.
system (n): 1610s, "the whole creation, the universe," from Late Latin systema "an arrangement, system," from Greek systema "organized whole, a whole compounded of parts," from stem of synistanai "to place together, organize, form in order," from syn- "together" + root of histanai "cause to stand" from PIE root sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Meaning "set of correlated principles, facts, ideas, etc." first recorded 1630s. Meaning "animal body as an organized whole, sum of the vital processes in an organism" is recorded from 1680s; hence figurative phrase to get (something) out of one's system (1900). Computer sense of "group of related programs" is recorded from 1963. All systems go (1962) is from U.S. space program. The system "prevailing social order" is from 1806.
2. An intelligent system is a machine with an embedded, Internet-connected computer that has the capacity to gather and analyze data and communicate with other systems.
3. In the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Continuing Education: intelligent system, AI system.
See also "intelligent instructional system."

S: 1. OED - http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=intelligent&searchmode=none;(external link) http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=system&searchmode=none(external link) (last access: 28 December 2014). 2. http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/intelligent-system(external link) (last access: 28 December 2014). 3. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 28 December 2014).

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