Doug Lenat Gave Keynote at GOTO Chicago 2019

Dr. Doug Lenat presented a keynote address at GOTO Chicago 2019 titled “The Promise and Limitations of AI”. 

Almost everyone who talks about Artificial Intelligence, nowadays, means training multi-level neural nets on big data. Developing and using those patterns is a lot like what our right brain hemispheres do; it enables AI’s to react quickly and – very often – adequately. But we human beings also make good use of our left brain hemisphere, which reasons more slowly, logically, and causally.

Doug’s keynote will discuss this “other type of AI” – i.e., left brain AI, which comprises a formal representation language, a “seed” knowledge base with hand-engineered default rules of common sense and good domain-specific expert judgement written in that language, and an inference engine capable of producing hundreds-deep chains of deduction, induction, and abduction on that large knowledge base. I will describe the largest such platform, Cyc, and will demo a few commercial applications that were produced just by educating it as one might teach a new human employee.

For more information on Doug’s keynote, please visit GOTO Chicago 2019.

You can download Doug’s presentation slides here.

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