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Artificial Intelligence : A Modern Myth - John J. Kelly

Artificial Intelligence

A Modern Myth

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Examining the claim that computers are, or can be, intelligent, this book questions the assumptions that underly artificial intelligence research. It emphasizes the fundamental difficulties that lie in the path of machine intelligence, exposing some of the misconceptions regarding the potential of computers and raising questions about the validity of trying to connect human and machine intelligence.

Machines and Mindsp. 1
Puzzles and Questionsp. 1
Structure of the Bookp. 3
The Argumentp. 4
What is Artificial Intelligence?p. 11
Descriptions of Artificial Intelligencep. 12
Problems and Goalsp. 18
Methods in Artificial Intelligencep. 26
The Nature of Intelligencep. 35
Intelligence in Artificial Intelligencep. 36
What is Intelligence?p. 38
Historical Rootsp. 42
Innatenessp. 45
New Thinkingp. 47
Towards Reductionismp. 57
Intelligence - A Coherent Notion?p. 57
Mind-Brain Identityp. 58
Intelligence as Measurable Quantityp. 63
The Essence of Human Intelligencep. 65
Components of Intelligencep. 67
Intelligence a Myth?p. 71
What is a Machine?p. 75
Machine - an Evolutionary Conceptp. 76
Characteristics of Machinesp. 79
Function, Design and Explicitnessp. 79
Determinismp. 83
Automaticity and Mediacyp. 86
Man as Machinep. 87
The Information Processing Modelp. 90
Critiquep. 92
The Possibility of Artificial Intelligencep. 103
Euphoriap. 103
Justificationp. 105
Appraisal and Realismp. 110
Real Intelligence in Machinesp. 114
Context and Concernp. 125
Symbol Systems, Language and Textsp. 129
Pure Intelligencep. 130
Misleading Languagep. 139
The Hubris of Sciencep. 159
The Limits of Rationalityp. 163
The Limits of Articulationp. 169
The Limitations of Syntaxp. 173
The Meaning of Meaning?p. 184
Texts and Rule-followingp. 186
The Shadow of Structuralismp. 188
A Mythical Ontologyp. 191
The Connectionist Dreamp. 195
Why Connectionism?p. 195
Hopes and Promisesp. 198
Critiquep. 201
Textsp. 206
Realismp. 208
Review and Concluding Remarksp. 213
Summary of the Discussionp. 214
What We Mean by Machinep. 217
The Argument against Artificial Intelligencep. 220
Referencesp. 231
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780133385595
ISBN-10: 0133385590
Series: Ellis Horwood Series in Artificial Intelligence
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: August 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1