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Some Thoughts on the “Man vs. Computer” Match on Jeopardy

Scott Fahlman,   February 23, 2011
Categories:  AI    

A friend, Carl Kurlander, runs a Pittsburgh-oriented blog on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette web site.  He asked if I would write up a few quick thoughts on the recent “Man vs. Computer” match on Jeopardy, so I did that.  The article was written for an intelligent but non-techy audience, and is a bit more superficial than the usual […]

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Scientific Creativity: How to Get More

Scott Fahlman,   February 12, 2011
Categories:  AI    

In an earlier article, I sketched a mini-theory of human scientific creativity – a theory that, I believe, is in principle implementable in an AI system.  I also mentioned that, if this theory is (more or less) correct, it may suggest some techniques that we humans can employ to increase our own scientific creativity.  In […]

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