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Did Minsky and Papert know that multi-layer perceptrons could solve XOR?

There does not appear to be a historical consensus on this. The Wikipedia page on the Perceptrons book (which does not come down on either side) gives an argument that the ability of MLPs to compute ...
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Did Minsky and Papert know that multi-layer perceptrons could solve XOR?

Whether Minsky knew or not, it was definitely known to Rosenblatt, as he published those results in his really pioneering report - Principles of Neurodynamics: Perceptrons and the Theory of Brain ...
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Did Minsky and Papert know that multi-layer perceptrons could solve XOR?

In section 13.2 Other Multilayer Machines (pp. 231-232) of the book Perceptrons: An Introduction to Computational Geometry (expanded edition, third printing, 1988) Minsky and Papert actually talk ...
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How do we know that now artificial intelligence will really take off?

This has happened in the past where people were really excited and saying things like we will have AI in decade or so. This is happening again. Not sure why people don't learn from history of AI. In ...
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What happened after the second AI winter?

My reading of AI development (somewhat simplified here) is that the availability of large data sets, increased computing power, and the introduction of new machine learning algorithms (which require ...
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Are AI winters inevitable?

Yes - there will always be Gartner Hype Cycles which leads to "AI Winters" - that is just a fact of human nature in large groups. There is no better evidence for "Hype Cycle" mentality than the stock ...
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Are AI winters inevitable?

I think that by strict definition of the word inevitable, no, future AI Winter events are not inevitable. However likely or unlikely it may be, it is possible to control research spending and to ...
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How do we know that now artificial intelligence will really take off?

Part of the reason people are so excited about recent Machine Learning milestones is that AlphaGo demonstrated a reproducible method of managing mathematical and computational intractability. Go is ...
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How do we know that now artificial intelligence will really take off?

What are the signals that indicate that machine learning is going to take off? We simply don't know until the consequences of the inflection point determine a remarkable difference between the before ...
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