|Can Machines Think?|
Excerpts from writings by Daniel Dennet, which ponder the notion of intelligence, the validity of the Turing test, and the future that awaits us
|Computing Machinery and Intelligence|
Alan Turing's famous article
|What is AI|
A detailed overview of AI, by John McCarthy
|Minds and Machines - Behaviorism, Dualism, and Beyond |
The tradition of Descartes and Skinner, and its impact on artificial intelligence. By James H. Fetzer
|What Robots Can and Can't Be|
A precis of the book by Selmer Bringsjord, which claims that "Artificial Intelligence will eventually produce androids whose behavior is dazzling, but it will not produce robotic persons"
|A Proposal for the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence|
By J. McCarthy, M. L. Minsky, N. Rochester, C.E. Shannon; published August 31, 1955
|Achieving Artificial Intelligence Through Building Robots|
Are current methodologies of AI research limited in the proportion of human level intelligence they can be expected to emulate? Rodney Brooks of MIT poses the question, and answers in the affirmative
|Agents of Alienation|
"The idea of 'intelligent agents' is both wrong and evil", writes Jaron Lanier, who in the 1980's coined the term "virtual reality"
|Artifical Intelligence Hasn't Peaked (Yet)|
Katie Hafnar draws the outlines of the state-of-the-art in artificial intelligence in this article, published by the New York Times (requires free registration)
|Building Persons: Some Rules for the Game|
A book review by John Barresi, which suggests that robot intelligence must be tested by nature rather than human judges and introduces the "Cyberiad test" as an alternative to the Turing test.
|Happy Birthday, Hal|
Going back to "2001: A Space Odyssey", Wired's Simson Garfinkel looks at the mostly unfulfilled promises of AI
|Post-Humanism and Ecocide in William Gibson's Neuromancer|
The destruction of "normal" ecological systems in "Neuromancer" and "Blade Runner". By Tama Leaver, 1997
|Prospects for Human Level Intelligence for Humanoid Robots|
By Rodney Brooks of MIT
|Super-Toys Last All Summer Long |
A short story by Brian Aldiss (1969), and the inspiration for Kubrik and Spielberg's movie "A.I."
|Virtual Babyz: Believable Agents with Narrative Intelligence |
The narrative of intelligent agents, an article by Mindscape's Andrew Stern
|What has AI in Common with Philosophy? |
An article by John McCarthy (1996), on the interplay between philosophy and AI