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Rick Briggs refers to the difficulty an artificial intelligence would have in detecting the true meaning of words spoken or written in one of our natural languages. Take for example an artificial intelligence attempting to determine the meaning of a sarcastic sentence. Naturally spoken, the sentence "That's just what I needed today!" can be the expression ...


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Adding some to what Christian said. Facts taken from the book, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach Burrhus Frederic Skinner, a psychologist and behaviourist, published his book Verbal Behaviour in 1957. His work contains the detailed account of the behaviourist approach to language learning. Noam Chomsky later wrote a review on the book, which for ...


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The Mars Rover is a highly successful example of the 'New AI' that emerged from work by Rodney Brooks in the 1990s. In a quote from Brooks: In 1984 I joined the faculty at MIT where I have been ever since. I set up a mobile robot group there and started developing robots that led to the Mars planetary rovers. Together with the 'Allen' paper, the ...


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The NASA Space Robotics Challenge (SRC) is a virtual challenge with 1 million USD prize money. University teams like MIT Locomotion Group and the Institute of Human Machine Cognition Robotics Lab (IHMC) can participate to prepare humanoid robots for a journey to Mars. The tasks for the “Valkyrie R5” robot are similar to the Darpa Robotics challenge, that ...


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