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Symbolic artificial intelligence. Acronym stands for "Good Old-Fashioned Artificial Intelligence"

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Are modern clones of the NSS-chess program available?

In the late 1950s, Allen Newell and Herbert Simon have implemented a practical example for the general problem solver in the domain of computer chess. The project was called NSS chess (Newell, Simon, ...
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Is there any AI system for finding the best way to schedule university classes?

I was wondering whether there is an AI system which could be used to resolve the class clashes problem which mostly happens in universities. In almost every university students face this problem, ...
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Historical weakness of GOFAI in relation to partisan combinatorial games?

I was recently perusing the paper Some Studies in Machine Learning Using the Game of Checkers II--Recent Progress (A.L. Samuel, 1967), which is interesting historically. I was looking at this figure, ...
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What kinds of problems can AI solve without using a deep neural network?

A lot of questions on this site seem to be asking "can I use X to solve Y?", where X is usually a deep neural network, and Y is often something already addressed by other areas of AI that are less ...
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What are some interesting recent papers that synthesize symbolic AI with Deep Learning?

A lot of people seem to be under the impression that combining GOFAI and contemporary AI will make models more general. I'm particularly interested in reasoning through analogy or case-based reasoning....
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Is anybody still researching GOFAI?

A lot of textbooks and introductory lectures typically split AI into connectionism and GOFAI (Good Old Fashioned AI). From a purely technical perspective it seems that connectionism has grown into ...
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How can thought vectors be used outside of an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) context?

We hear a lot today about how thought vectors are the Next Big Thing in AI, and how they serve as the underlying representation of thought/knowledge in ANN's. But how can one use thought vectors in ...
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What kind of body (if any) does intelligence require?

In the mid 1980s, Rodney Brooks famously created the foundations of "the new AI". The central claim was that the symbolist approach of 'Good Old Fashioned AI' (GOFAI) had failed by attempting to '...
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In what ways can connectionist A.I. be integrated with GOFAI?

In what ways can connectionist artificial intelligence (neural networks) be integrated with Good Old-Fashioned A.I. (GOFAI)? For instance, how could deep neural networks be integrated with knowledge ...
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Can rule induction be considered a way to “hybridize” probabilistic / statistical approaches and symbolic approaches?

In years past, GOFAI (Good Old Fashioned AI) was heavily based on "rules" and symbolic computation based on rules. Unfortunately, that approach ran into stumbling blocks, and the world moved heavily ...