How to Put the Pieces of AI Together Again

Aaron Sloman

Since the 1970s AI as a science has progressively fragmented into many activities that are very narrowly focused. It is not clear that work done within these fragments can be combined in the design of a human-like integrated system -- long held as one of the goals of AI as science. A strategy is proposed for reintegrating AI based around a backward-chaining analysis to produce a roadmap with partially ordered milestones, based on detailed scenarios, that everyone can agree are worth achieving, even when they disagree about means.

Subjects: 4. Cognitive Modeling; 17. Robotics


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