Artificial Intelligence: Badly Named?

It’s often said that it’s all in the name. Naming is extremely important whether variable naming in Software Development or naming a particular technology itself.

Artificial Intelligence or Synthetic Intelligence as it is often called is in my opinion badly named, as the words Artificial or Synthetic imply that the noun Intelligence is achieved, only through a non natural process.

I believe a better name would be Simulated Intelligence, as this implies something that imitates intelligence, rather than achieves it.

I’ve not seen this articulated elsewhere so it might be that many, or most, would disagree. I stand by it however, but until we are able to adequately describe what intelligence actually is, it may well be a moot point.