From Society to Landscape: Alternative Metaphors for Artificial Intelligence

  • David M. West
  • Larry E. Travis

Abstract

This article picks up the call for a reflective examination of the prevailing computational metaphor of AI (and philosophical presuppositions behind it) by sketching alternatives that might serve as seeds for discussion-specifically, the seven alternatives introduced in our previous article (see "AI Magazine, spring 1991). The relative strengths and weaknesses of the alternatives are contrasted with those of the computational metaphor.
Published
1991-06-15
Section
Articles