Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Roger Schank Blog

Roger Schank Blog 

Roger Schank in the latest article in his blog argues the AI is way more than just keyword matching and that an AI program should be able to exchange thoughts, hypotheses and solutions with other programs/humans.
 
He was commenting on the current state of AI research in the context of the massive attention media is giving to the news about a Georgia Tech professor announcing at the end of his course that one of his TAs was actually an “AI”. In fact, the “AI” he was referring to was nothing better than programs such as MARGIE, ELIZA and PARRY which were written in the 1970s and performed simple keyword matching. 

He predicts of an impending AI winter 2.0 due to the skewed perception media and, in turn, people have about the real potential of AI. He says there are important questions to consider in the field of AI such as:
  • Can we build machines that think, wonder, remember, feel and understand?
  • Is it enough if we continue to build such machines which do not perform any of the above actions but are still useful in one way or the other?

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