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AI/Robotics

Artificial intelligence questions

In his introduction to the collection of essays in the book “Understanding Artificial IntelligenceRodney Brooks raises the following five questions relating to A.I. Having noted that much of the inspiration for A.I. research (and the related fields of A-life etc.) comes from people – that they walk, talk, see, think and do, he asks,

  1. Are people somehow intrinsically different from machines?
  2. Can human intelligence be emulated computationally?
  3. How should the computation, or whatever it is, be organised?
  4. How to get all the necessary capabilities into a machine? (Classical A.I. vs. situated/embodied robotics)
  5. Where will A.I. lead?

More in his books and interviews,

  1. Flesh and Machines : How Robots Will Change Us (2002)
  2. Cambrian Intelligence: The Early History of the New AI (1999)
  3. Edge: BEYOND COMPUTATION – A TALK WITH RODNEY BROOKS [Click the “Continue” link at bottom of this page for the interview proper]
  4. Edge: THE DEEP QUESTION : A TALK WITH RODNEY BROOKS [Click the link at bottom of this page for the interview proper]
  5. BBC NEWS | Programmes | Hardtalk | Robot risk ‘is worth it’ (includes 24 min video interview)

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