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Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Ai’s revolutionary approach to artificial intelligence presented at the American National Institute of Standards
Washington, D.C. -- August 15, 2000 --”We propose going back to basics, to Alan Turing’s approach to creating artificial intelligence by creating a ‘child machine’ and educating it, teaching it to converse. And the best way to measure the machine’s performance is in terms of human chronological age.” This was the conclusion presented by Dr. Anat Treister-Goren, the chief ‘child machine’ Trainer at Ai Research, in a lecture at the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Treister-Goren was invited to present Ai’s revolutionary approach to the problems of artificial intelligence at the Workshop for Performance Metrics of Intelligent Systems held at the NIST in Washington D.C.

According to Dr. Treister-Goren, conversational capability is an acquired skill that has to undergo a developmental process without any pre-conceptions or assumptions about its components. “Our approach is based on data and reinforcement learning rather than on rules or knowledge bases”, she said. “Although intelligence is subjective, it is quite possible to measure and quantify conversational performance. [Computing pioneer] Alan Turing’s proposed method for creating artificial intelligence – creating a ‘child machine’ and educating it - has never been tried before, and that is the approach Ai is taking.”

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Artificial Intelligence NV (Ai) is the world’s leading AI research project, focusing on creating genuine Artificial Intelligence – the technology that enables machines to converse with humans in natural language. Based on a groundbreaking approach, Ai’s technology will pass the Turing Test for machine intelligence within a period of 10 years. Ai is an international company with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and a research center in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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