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AI Research In The 21st Century

Computers are Logic based devices. We used to believe implementing Intelligence in computers would be easy because we thought brains were built on Logic. AI researchers and programmers were especially skilled at logical, step-by-step Reasoning and analysis and when thinking about thinking, all they saw was Logic and Reasoning. But by the end of the [...]

Could AI be easy?

A million man-years has been spent on Artificial Intelligence. (1)
Since the beginning in the early 1950s we’ve gone through dozens of paradigms and thousands of approaches trying to build software systems and robots that would behave “more intelligently”, more like humans do. This research has given us many advanced programming tricks and a few amazing [...]

The Minority Viewpoint of AGI

It seems like there are hundreds of ideas about how to create an Artificial Intelligence. But if we examine the foundations of AI, and look at the tacit assumptions of historical AI projects, we discover something interesting.

Are you considering a career in Artificial Intelligence?

I am the current facilitator of the San Francisco Bay Area AI Meetup. At these meetups I have occasionally been approached by students considering AI as a career path. They want to know what kind of AI research and projects to pursue and what to study.
It would be easiest to study the “Weak AI” technologies [...]