I vividly remember my first undergraduate class in artificial intelligence (AI). My father had worked for years on "expert systems," and I was at MIT to learn from the best how to perform this wizardry. Marvin Minsky, one of the founders of the field, even taught a series of guest lectures there. It was about midway through the semester when the great disillusionment hit me: "It's all just a bunch of tricks!" There was no "intelligence" to be found; just a bunch of brittle rules engines and clever use of math.
Oct-9-2019, 16:05:55 GMT