Does HAL Cry Digital Tears? Emotion and Computers – Rosalind Picard

This is an abstract of a chapter from Rosalind W. Picard's book HAL's Legacy. The piece is available on the MIT Press site here (note that there are 9 sections to the chapter). Abstract Returning repeatedly to the illustrative example of HAL 9000, Picard examines the plausibility and consequence of making computers understand and even … Continue reading Does HAL Cry Digital Tears? Emotion and Computers – Rosalind Picard

Some Challenges and Grand Challenges for Computational Intelligence – Edward Feigenbaum

This is an abstract of Edward Feigenbaum's paper "Some Challenges and Grand Challenges for Computational Intelligence," which presents a "grand vision" for the future of artificial intelligence research. You can read Feigenbaum's own summary of the paper here. Abstract A number of challenges may guide our research in artificial intelligence better than the “multidimensional” Turing … Continue reading Some Challenges and Grand Challenges for Computational Intelligence – Edward Feigenbaum

Computing Machinery and Intelligence – Alan Turing

This is an abstract of Alan M. Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" paper, which outlines what is, in many circles, the accepted standard test to determine if a machine is intelligent. You can read the original paper on the Hugh Loebner's site, here. It's a straightforward read, even if you aren't a computer scientist. I … Continue reading Computing Machinery and Intelligence – Alan Turing