class18 - Artificial Intelligence Extending the Mind Types...

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1 Artificial Intelligence Extending the Mind “Types” of technologies • Dumb technology: human controls it • Smart: Interactive • Intelligent: can change its own behavior The promise of robots • Term “robot” comes from 1921 Czech play, Rossum’s Universal Robots 1951: Japanese cartoonist introduces Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy)
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2 Artificial Intelligence (AI) • Creating technology to “think” for us • Modeling thought and mental processes Goal of AI • Mapping the brain • Neurons (pathways) • Synapses (intersections of neurons) The Turing Machine • Mathematician A.M. Turing (1936) – Developed a system of logic and mathematics – Plans for a machine that could simulate human thinking
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3 The Dartmouth Group (1956) • A group of mathematicians, computer scientists, philosophers, etc. • All trying to consider how mental processes could be modeled • Development of cognitive science Why robots? • Better than humans at repetitive work
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course COMM 334 taught by Professor Jaricehanson during the Spring '09 term at UMass (Amherst).

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