Computation and Human Experience

Computation and Human Experience

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By paying close attention to the metaphors of artificial intelligence and their consequences for the field's patterns of success and failure, this text argues for a reorientation of the field away from thought and toward activity. It offers a critical reconstruction of AI research.Having noticed your stack of bowls segregating, for example, you might deliberately put a more valuable bowl back toward the bottom ... As these examples make evident, the answers to this fundamental question will depend in important ways on the kinds of agents and worlds we choose to investigate. The question, moreover, leads quickly to other, older questions about biology and culture and history.

Title:Computation and Human Experience
Author:Philip Agre
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1997-07-28


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