Waltz, David


AAAI 2000 Elected Fellows

AI Magazine

AAAI is pleased to present the elected fellows for 2000: Kenneth M. Ford, Eric Grimson, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, David Poole, Jonathan Schaeffer, and Bart Selman


AAAI 2000 Elected Fellows

AI Magazine

AAAI 2000 Elected Fellows Abstract AAAI is pleased to present the elected fellows for 2000: Kenneth M. Ford, Eric Grimson, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, David Poole, Jonathan Schaeffer, and Bart Selman


AAAI-98 Presidential Address: The Importance of Importance

AI Magazine

Human intelligence is shaped by what is most important to us -- the things that cause ecstasy, despair, pleasure, pain, and other intense emotions. The ability to separate the important from the unimportant underlies such faculties as attention, focusing, situation and outcome assessment, priority setting, judgment, taste, goal selection, credit assignment, the selection of relevant memories and precedents, and learning from experience. AI has for the most part focused on logic and reasoning in artificial situations where only relevant variables and operators are specified and has paid insufficient attention to processes of reducing the richness and disorganization of the real world to a form where logical reasoning can be applied. This article discusses the role of importance judgment in intelligence; provides some examples of research that make use of importance judgments; and offers suggestions for new mechanisms, architectures, applications, and research directions for AI.


Scientific DataLink's Artificial Intelligence Classification Scheme

AI Magazine

I was approached by Phoebe Huang of Comtex Scientific Corporation who hoped that I would help devise a dramatically expanded index for topics in AI to aid Comtex in indexing the series of AI memos and reports that they had been gathering. Comtex had tried to get the ACM to expand and update its classification. But was told that ACM had just revised the listing two years ago or so ago, and did not intend to revise it again for a while: even if they did. The major decision I had to make was whether to use the existing ACM index scheme and add to it, or start with a fresh sheet of paper and devise my own.


Artificial Intelligence: An Assessment of the State-of-the-Art and Recommendations for Future Directions

AI Magazine

This report covers two main AI areas: natural language processing and expert systems. The discussion of each area includes an assessment of the state-of-the-art, an enumeration of problems areas and opportunities, recommendations for the next 5-10 years, and an assessment of the resources required to carry them out.