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Did the Hutter Prize help research in artificial intelligence in any way?

Wikipedia states: The Hutter Prize is a cash prize funded by Marcus Hutter which rewards data compression improvements on a specific 1 GB English text file. The goal of the Hutter Prize is to ...
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Why do we use the word “kernel” in the expression “Gaussian kernel”?

I've heard the expression "Gaussian kernel" in several contexts (e.g. in the kernel trick used in SVM). A Gaussian kernel usually refers to a Gaussian function (that is, a function similar to the ...
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Is the traditional meaning of “strong AI” outmoded?

Traditionally, "strong AI" refers to Artificial General Intelligence, the human mind understood as an algorithm (Searle, Chinese Room) and Artificial Consciousness. But recent advances in Artificial ...
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What was the actual role of Edward Feigenbaum in development of the MYCIN expert system?

Regarding the MYCIN expert system, I found some contradicting accounts on the role of Edward Feigenbaum in its development. This and this articles cite Edward Shortliffe as the original developer of ...