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They shouldn't send these things out on April first. [Apr. 1st, 2009|10:46 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Doug Hofstadter's giving a talk this weekend. Title: "AI Claims versus Cog-Sci Aims". I can smell the burnsauce all the way over here:

... AI has rapidly degraded into a largely amoral dog-eat-dog fight for funding in which loud and preposterous claims of sudden giant revolutionary steps forward compete against realistic descriptions of modest and gradual progress ...

...projects that, though they may have grabbed great attention, have delivered essentially nothing of use ...

My compiler won't miss me for an hour, will it?

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[User Picture]From: billings
2009-04-02 03:39 am (UTC)
No, it will not.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-04-02 06:56 am (UTC)
Well, it will... but it will understand.

It /is/ Douglas Hofstadter, after all.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2009-04-05 08:16 pm (UTC)
Sorry, no video (and no slides -- he used an overhead projector!).

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