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The Eighteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2002) Robot Challenge is part of an annual series of robot challenges and competitions. It is intended to promote the development of robot systems that interact intelligently with humans in natural environments. The Challenge task calls for a robot to attend the AAAI conference, which includes registering for the conference and giving a talk about itself. In this article, we review the task requirements, introduce the robots that participated at AAAI-2002 and describe the strengths and weaknesses of their performance.
Bruce G. Buchanan, Professor of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh Discovery in science is often described in such terms as serendipity, insight, creative impulse, and other attributes thought to be unmechanizable. The process of science, however, is much like other problem-solving processes in which large problems can be broken into subproblems and experienced scientists with more knowledge can be seen to be better than novices. In this talk I revisit several of the critical steps in mechanizing scientific discovery and describe prototype AI programs from our laboratory that address those steps. Paul Cohen, Professor of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst When you program a computer, you make it process symbols in such a way that the results mean something to you. Whether the symbols and results mean anything to the computer is not a consideration to programmers, nor is it an easy philosophical question.
On this week's Double X Gabfest, Invisibilia co-host Hanna Rosin, New York magazine's Noreen Malone, and Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci discuss whether or not the Trump pee tape exists, and if it matters. Then, Linda Villarosa joins the conversation to discuss her recent piece in the New York Times Magazine about the increased rates of mortality in black mothers and infants. Finally, the gabbers talk about how male authors describe women and the recent Twitter challenge asking women to describe themselves as male authors would.