Letter to the Editor
A basic promise of AI research is that what we observe as human intelligence is in fact a computation either directly or as an emergent effect. An attempt at classifying and distinguishing types of AI researchers was to call them all either scruffy (those that wrote code and implemented systems) or neat (those that base AI on some formalism like first order predicate calculus). Out of necessity, researchers tend to focus on a particular aspect of intelligence to simulate. When this is done, the effect is to restrict the class of computations that are being considered. The goal is build pieces of intelligence. Much interesting and otherwise useful research has come out of this endeavor.
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