Buchanan, Bruce G.



A Virtual Archive for the History of AI

AI Magazine

Publications that have influenced the growth of artificial intelligence are often difficult to obtain. We first collected titles of several thousand publications from many well-known sources and then selected about 1850 titles considered to be especially influential. We have identified, and in a few cases created, online versions of about half of these "classics in AI." Searchable text of the documents enables additional analysis of trends and influences.


A Virtual Archive for the History of AI

AI Magazine

Publications that have influenced the growth of artificial intelligence are often difficult to obtain.  We first collected titles of several thousand publications from many well-known sources and then selected about 1850 titles considered to be especially influential.  We have identified, and in a few cases created, online versions of about half of these “classics in AI.”  Searchable text of the documents enables additional analysis of trends and influences.  Integration into the rest of the AITopics information portal contextualizes the classic publications.


NewsFinder: Automating an AI News Service

AI Magazine

NewsFinder automates the steps involved in finding, selecting, categorizing, and publishing news stories that meet relevance criteria for the Artificial Intelligence community. The software combines a broad search of online news sources with topic-specific trained models and heuristics. Since August 2010, the program has been used to operate the AI in the News service that is part of the AAAI AITopics website.


NewsFinder: Automating an Artificial Intelligence News Service

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NewsFinder automates the steps involved in finding, selecting and publishing news stories that meet subjective judgments of relevance and interest to the Artificial Intelligence community. NewsFinder combines a broad search with AI-specific filters and incorporates a learning program whose judgment of interestingness of stories can be trained by feedback from readers. Since August, 2010, the program has been used to operate the AI in the News service that is part of the AAAI AITopics site.


The AAAI Video Archive

AI Magazine

The AAAI video archive is a central source of information about videotapes and films with information about AI that are stored digitally on other sites or physically in institutional archives. For each video, the archive includes a brief description of the contents and personae, one or more representative short clips for classroom or individual use, and the location of the archival copy (for example, at a university library).


What Do We Know about Knowledge?

AI Magazine

However, the simple equation "knowledge is power" leaves three major questions unanswered. First, what do we mean by "knowledge"; second, what do we mean by "power"; and third, what do we mean by "is"? In this article, I will examine the first of these questions. The discipline and detail required to write programs that use knowledge have given us some valuable lessons for implementing the knowledge principle, one of which is to make our programs as flexible as we can.


What Do We Know about Knowledge?

AI Magazine

Intelligent systems need knowledge. However, the simple equation "knowledge is power" leaves three major questions unanswered. First, what do we mean by "knowledge"; second, what do we mean by "power"; and third, what do we mean by "is"? In this article, I will examine the first of these questions. In particular I will focus on some of the milestones in understanding the nature of knowledge and some of what we have learned from 50 years of AI research. The discipline and detail required to write programs that use knowledge have given us some valuable lessons for implementing the knowledge principle, one of which is to make our programs as flexible as we can.


A (Very) Brief History of Artificial Intelligence

AI Magazine

In this brief history, the beginnings of artificial intelligence are traced to philosophy, fiction, and imagination. Early inventions in electronics, engineering, and many other disciplines have influenced AI. Some early milestones include work in problems solving which included basic work in learning, knowledge representation, and inference as well as demonstration programs in language understanding, translation, theorem proving, associative memory, and knowledge-based systems. The article ends with a brief examination of influential organizations and current issues facing the field.


A (Very) Brief History of Artificial Intelligence

AI Magazine

In this brief history, the beginnings of artificial intelligence are traced to philosophy, fiction, and imagination. Early inventions in electronics, engineering, and many other disciplines have influenced AI. Some early milestones include work in problems solving which included basic work in learning, knowledge representation, and inference as well as demonstration programs in language understanding, translation, theorem proving, associative memory, and knowledge-based systems. The article ends with a brief examination of influential organizations and current issues facing the field.