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Programs With Common Sense. AIM-007.

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Title:
Programs With Common Sense. AIM-007.
Author:
McCarthy, John, 1927-2011
Author (no Collectors):
McCarthy, John, 1927-2011
Description:
Interesting work is being done in programming computers to solve problems which require a high degree of intelligence in humans. However, certain elementary verbal reaesoning processes so simple they can be carried out by any non-feeble-minded human have yet to be simulated by machine programs. This paper will discuss programs to manipulate in a suitable formal language (most likely a part of the predicate calculus) common instrumental statements. The basic program will draw immediate conclusions from a list of premises. These conclusions will be either declarative or imperative sentences. When an imperative sentence is deduced the program takes a corresponding action. These actions may include printing sentences, moving sentences on lists, and reinitiating the basic deduction process on these lists. Facilities will be provided for communication with humans in the system via manual intervention and display devices connected to the computer.
Topic:
Artificial intelligence
Subject:
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Memo (Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 text file
Publication Info:
cau and Stanford (Calif.)
Date:
September 1963
Place created:
Stanford (Calif.)
Imprint:
Stanford (Calif.), September 1963
Genre:
memorandums
Identifier:
AIM-007
Repository:
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Collection:
Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory records, 1963-2009
Manuscript number:
SC1041