Speech recognition: Glamour and deceit?

Speech recognition: Glamour and deceit?

A.I. underwent periods of massive investment and innovation, followed by periods without investment (A.I. winters). Speech recognition is one such area. John Pierce explained that science should achieve a goal of glamour while...

07/13/15

Miller’s WordNet gives A.I. knowledge

Miller’s WordNet gives A.I. knowledge

George Miller was one of the visionary pioneers of the cognitive revolution and A.I., as his creation of WordNet shows, at a time when others were focused on statistical solutions.

06/24/15

Blame Chomsky for non-speaking A.I.

Blame Chomsky for non-speaking A.I.

Professor Noam Chomsky became famous for his linguistics at the same time that focus on A.I. became intense. New linguistics now promises to hold the key to speaking A.I.

06/17/15

A.I. is too hard for programmers

A.I. is too hard for programmers

With computers, the general defines the specifics that can be stored. A.I. needs the opposite: the specific defining the general. New systems based on brains may soon be ready to improve our lives for the better.

06/08/15

IBM and DARPA set the A.I. bar too low

IBM and DARPA set the A.I. bar too low

A scientific approach to solve A.I. for language was spelled out in detail in the 1960s. DARPA's plan and IBM's adoption created progress, but not aimed at the full solution. Here I go through that plan, and explain why today's...

05/29/15

How would Alan Turing fix A.I.?

Alan Turing was a founding father for today's computers and an original thinker about A.I. Here we look at why Turing's design for the computer isn't supporting for A.I.

05/22/15

Breathing life into stalled A.I. applications

Breathing life into stalled A.I. applications

The history of artificial intelligence is filled with enthusiasm followed by disappointment. We don’t have six key applications yet. That need not be the case because science holds the key to technology. As it becomes accepted that...

05/19/15

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