What computers still can't do : a critique of artificial reason
- Hubert L. Dreyfus.
- Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1992.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (liii, 354 pages)
- Dreyfus, Hubert L.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Ten years of research in artificial intelligence (1957-1967)
- Cognitive simulation (1957-1962)
- Semantic information processing (1962-1967)
- Assumptions underlying persistent optimism
- Biological assumption
- Psychological assumption
- Epistemological assumption
- Ontological assumption
- Alternatives to the traditional assumptions
- The role of the body in intelligent behavior
- The situation: orderly behavior without recourse to rules
- The situation as a function of human needs
- Conclusion: the scope and limits of artificial reason
- The limits of artificial intelligence
- The future of artificial intelligence.
- Publisher's summary
When it was first published in 1972, Hubert Dreyfus's manifesto on the inherent inability of disembodied machines to mimic higher mental functions caused an uproar in the artificial intelligence community. The world has changed since then. Today it is clear that "good old-fashioned AI, " based on the idea of using symbolic representations to produce general intelligence, is in decline (although several believers still pursue its pot of gold), and the focus of the AI community has shifted to more complex models of the mind. It has also become more common for AI researchers to seek out and study philosophy. For this edition of his now classic book, Dreyfus has added a lengthy new introduction outlining these changes and assessing the paradigms of connectionism and neural networks that have transformed the field. At a time when researchers were proposing grand plans for general problem solvers and automatic translation machines, Dreyfus predicted that they would fail because their conception of mental functioning was naive, and he suggested that they would do well to acquaint themselves with modern philosophical approaches to human being. "What Computers Still Can't Do" was widely attacked but quietly studied. Dreyfus's arguments are still provocative and focus our attention once again on what it is that makes human beings unique.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Artificial intelligence.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Intelligence artificielle.
- artificial intelligence.
- COMPUTERS > Enterprise Applications > Business Intelligence Tools.
- COMPUTERS > Intelligence (AI) & Semantics.
- Künstliche Intelligenz
- Kunstmatige intelligentie.
- Computacao (aspectos socio-economicos e politicos)
- Inteligencia artificial.
- Publication date
- Revised edition of: What computers can't do. 1979.
- 0585330131 (electronic bk.)
- 9780585330136 (electronic bk.)
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