In his role as agent provocateur, Marvin Minsky, cofounder of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, recently told a surprised Boston University audience that the field of AI has lost its way. Researchers
THE SINGULARITY: In futurology, a technological singularity is a predicted point in the development of a civilisation at which technological progress accelerates beyond the ability of present-day humans to fully comprehend or predict. The singularity can more specifically refer to the advent of smarter-than-human intelligence, and the cascading technological progress assumed to follow.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11 — From the billions of documents that form the World Wide Web and the links that weave them together, computer scientists and a growing collection of start-up companies are finding new ways to mine human intelligence. more ... about Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense
AUSTIN, TX, August 18, 2008 - OpenCyc, a vast open-source knowledge base of concepts for the Web, was released publicly today by Cycorp, Inc. Using OpenCyc terms to represent Web content enables true semantic interoperability. more ... about OpenCyc Brings Meaning to the Web
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Marvin Minsky, MIT professor and AI's founding father, says today's artificial-intelligence methods are fine for gluing together two or a few knowledge domains but still miss the "big" AI problem. Indeed, according to Minsky, the missing element is something so big that we can't see it: common sense. more ... about A veritable cognitive mind
Will we ever make machines that are as smart as ourselves?
Not if engineers insist on building stupid robots, according to a founder of artificial intelligence research.
"AI has been brain-dead since the 1970s," said AI guru Marvin Minsky in a recent speech at Boston University. Minsky co-founded the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 1959 with John McCarthy. more ... about AI Founder Blasts Modern Research
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The Know-It-All Machine - An audacious quest to teach a computer common sense -- one fact at a time more ... about The Know-It-All Machine