Why Tech Giants Are Not Pursuing “Intelligent” AI – interview with Dr. Robert Shank

Watson is an AI icon.  It stands out as one of the first machines capable of searching and making associations, and making use of algorithms that work well; it’s also a machine that provides little to no insight into how human beings really operate at the cognitive level. Dr. Roger Schank spoke with me  about building a truly intelligent machine, one that operates more like humans and sheds light on our very nature, something that he believes this is more than possible – if you commit the funds and the time. In the world of AI, one can make out two boats (generally) rowing toward the AI buoy, but taking very different paths. The chess-playing machine is a landmark example and the one Schank uses to illustrate his point. The…


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