"Emperor AI, Where Is Your New Mind?"

  • Wai Kiang Yeap


Any theory of the mind must explain how the mind works, and an AI theory is no exception. May critics have correctly argued that AI researchers have failed to produce such a theory. However, their discussion has focused mainly on what current computers (or particular programs) can or cannot do. Few have examined whether the field itself provides a foundation for producing a theory of the mind. If it does, what has been learned, and what do we need to do next? This article is an attempt to show how AI research has progressed in its quest for a theory of the mind.