What’s “strong” and “weak” Artificial Intelligence?

22 Jan 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

You’ve seen in my last post that John Searle created the Chinese room argument to explain how pattern matching shouldn’t be seen as intelligence. He also pointed out that you can think of AI in two different ways. He called them strong and weak artificial intelligence. With strong AI, a machine displays all the behavior […]

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Artificial intelligence general problem solver

15 Jan 2018 | Tags: , , | Posted by Doug Rose

One of the very first attempts at artificial intelligence was in 1956. Allen Newell and Herbert A. Simon created a computer program they called the general problem solver. This program was designed to solve any problem that could be presented in the form of mathematical formulas. Newell and Simon – Courtesy Carnegie Mellon University Libraries […]

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The Turing Test of machine intelligence

08 Jan 2018 | Tags: , | Posted by Doug Rose

Alan Turing was an English computer scientist who famously took part in decrypting the enigma machines that the Germans used to communicate during World War II. After the war, he set his sights on early computers. In particular he was interested in how machines might be able to think. In a 1951 paper, he proposed […]

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How do you define artificial intelligence?

01 Jan 2018 | Tags: , , , | Posted by Doug Rose

The dictionary definition of “artificial intelligence” is the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior. Determining the meaning of “intelligence,” is the greater challenge. While we all agree that intelligence has something to do with knowledge and the ability to reason, human intelligence seems to go beyond that to include consciousness or self-awareness, […]

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