Newell, Allen


The First AAAI President's Message

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In this first message to the members of AAAI, AAAI President Allen Newell answers the questions "what are we?" "why did we come into existence?" "how will AAAI conduct itself?" and ends with a few thoughts on the name "artificial intelligence."


Introduction to the COMTEX Microfiche Edition of Reports on Artificial Intelligence from Carnegie-Mellon University

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Originally it was Complex Information Processing. Complex Information processing lives on now only in the title of the CIP Working Papers, a series started by Herb Simon in 1956 and still accumulating entries (to 447). However, from about 1965 much of the work on artificial intelligence that was not related to psychology began to appear in technical reports of the Computer Science Department. Starting in the early 1970s (on one can recall exactly when), they did become the subject of a general mailing and thus began to form what everyone thinks of as the CMU Computer Science Technical Reports.


The Knowledge Level: Presidential Address

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This is the first presidential address of AAAI, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. In the grand scheme of history of artificial intelligence (AI), this is surely a minor event. But it is too much to expect a presidential address to have a major impact. Only two foci are really possible for a presidential address: the state of the society or the state of the science.