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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Story of Cyc

GREAT article. Thanks.
My favorite quote:
    "The focus of artificial intelligence today is no longer on
      psychology but on goals shared by the rest of computer science: the
     development of systems to augment human abilities."
     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    (01)

YeeESsss!!!    (02)

Jack Park wrote:    (03)

> http://www.techreview.com/articles/hiltzik0302.asp
> "
> It was the spring of 2000. The scene was a demonstration of an advanced
> artificial-intelligence project for the U.S. Department of Defense; the
> participants were a programmer, a screen displaying an elaborate windowed
> interface and an automated “intelligence”—a software application animating
> the display. The subject, as the programmer typed on his keyboard, was
> anthrax.
> Instantly the machine responded: “Do you mean Anthrax (the heavy-metal
> band), anthrax (the bacterium) or anthrax (the disease)?”
> “The bacterium,” was the typed answer, followed by the instruction,
> “Comment on its toxicity to people.”
> “I assume you mean people (homo sapiens),” the system responded, reasoning,
> as it informed its programmer, that asking about People magazine “would not
> make sense.”
> "    (04)