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

And another one!!!    (01)

  “For revenue-generating applications today, replacing the human is not the
   goal,” says Patrick H. Winston, an MIT computer scientist and
   cofounder of Ascent Technology, a private company based in
   Cambridge, MA, that develops artificial-intelligence applications.
   “We don’t try to replace human intelligence, but complement it.”
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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)