AI: Inventing a new kind of machine.

Clancey, William J. (1995) AI: Inventing a new kind of machine. [Journal (Paginated)]

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A means-ends approach to engineering an artificial intelligence machine now suggests that we focus on the differences between human capabilities and the best computer programs. These differences suggest two basic limitations in the "symbolic" approach. First, human memory is much more than a storehouse where structures are put away, indexed, and rotely retrieved. Second, human reasoning involves more than searching, matching, and recombining previously stored descriptions of situations and action plans. Indeed, these hypotheses are related: Remembering and reasoning both involve reconceptualization. This short paper outlines recent work in situated cognition, robotics, and neural networks that suggests we frame the problem if AI in terms of inventing a new kind of machine.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Neural Nets
ID Code:552
Deposited By: Clancey, Bill
Deposited On:18 Oct 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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