Fuzzy logic is a form of mathematical logic that deals with reasoning that is approximate or uncertain, rather than strictly true or false. In fuzzy logic, propositions can have degrees of truth, ranging from 0 to 1, rather than being either completely true or completely false.
Fuzzy logic is used in AI to help computers deal with imprecise or uncertain information. It is particularly useful in situations where traditional binary logic is inadequate, such as in natural language processing, decision-making, and control systems. Fuzzy logic allows for more flexible decision-making and enables systems to handle information that is inherently fuzzy, such as subjective opinions, ambiguous data, and incomplete information.
Some examples of applications of fuzzy logic in AI include traffic control systems, where it is used to optimize traffic flow in real-time, and in consumer electronics such as washing machines, where it is used to optimize washing cycles based on the amount and type of laundry being washed.