Artificial intelligence (n.) The extension of collective intelligence using technological solutions.
The Internet is probably the largest ever form of (collective) artificial intelligence. In the 1950s, computer scientists believed they could create human-like artificial brains if they put enough transistors together. The mainstream computer science goal of achieving "artificial intelligence" by creating a single powerful mind has not changed much since then. The significant fallacy in this idea is that humans do not think as individuals unless we are anti-social or downright delusional. Of course the route to artificial intelligence is much easier than AI researchers think. It does not require the creation of a tabula rasa artificial mind, simply the augmentation of our existing human minds through technological means. Only in cinema do AI minds operate without human participation.