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- [Dreyfus1981] From Micro-Worlds to Knowledge
Representation: AI at an Impass.
The paper criticizes some works in AI during the seventies.
- [McDermott1981] Artificial Intelligence Meets
McDermott claims that if we cannot criticize ourselves, someone
else will save us the trouble. He makes an effort to ridicule
some of the mistakes in AI and especially the acronyms people make
up for their programs and portions of their code. He claims for
example that ``GPS'' is a colorless term denoting a particularly
stupid program to solve puzzles and it should have been called
LFGNS - Local Feature Guided Network Searcher.
- [Winograd and Flores1986] Computers and Cognition, Chapters 2, 3.
A critical view of the intellectual tradition underlying AI, along with
some suggested alternative foundations. You should particularly look
at the assumptions of rationalism (beginning in section 2.1) and their
criticisms of these assumptions (pages 32-35). Many of their remarks
are similar to earlier critiques by Hubert Dreyfus.
Sun Apr 27 16:02:41 PDT 1997