Friday, May 26, 2006 10:27:16 AM
One example is a program that can diagnose illnesses, but it did not convince my surroundings. Knowledge engineers interviewed experts. The program was given all the latest knowledge in medicine, but was not clever in using data on doctors, hospital, and the patient herself. A computer program alone can not treat sick person, but depends on its user having common sense.
Go to AAAI (American Association for Artificial Intelligence) home page and se how large the field of research topics is today. You still find HAL, games, and robots, but I guess also quite a few topics you did not think of. You can also find out more about AI by joining news groups.
Many fear that AI will make human beings “redundant”. But I wonder why doctors still relying mainly on their memory when confronted with a new case? Why can not cars park themselves, and why are library books unable to recommend other relevant information…
This page links to 868 pages around the web with information on AI.