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The Quest for Artificial Intelligence by Nils J. Nilsson

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Pattern Recognition

M OST OF THE ATTENDEES OF THE DARTMOUTH SUMMER PROJECT WERE INTERESTED in mimicking the higher levels of human thought. Their work benefitted from a certain amount of introspection about how humans solve problems. Yet, many of our mental abilities are beyond our power of introspection. We don’t know how we recognize speech sounds, read cursive script, distinguish a cup from a plate, or identify faces. We just do these things automatically without thinking about them. Lacking clues from introspection, early researchers interested in automating some of our perceptual abilities based their work instead on intuitive ideas about how to proceed, on networks of simple models of neurons, and on statistical techniques. Later, workers ...

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