RE: Real AI

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 12:38:24 MDT

I know that group well; it's a small team, housed in a mansion in Israel,
headed by my friend (sort of) Jason Hutchens. Jason was a grad student in
perth when I was a research fellow there. he's a world-class chat bot
builder, but in my view is not a very serious thinker about cognition,
pattern recognition, etc. his approach is very behavioral -- he wants to
make a series of chat bots that will sequentially emulate older and older
human children, until he gets one that passes the Turing test. He relies
heavily on statistical, Markov-chain-type learning methods. I like his
stuff but unless he's undertaken a radical revision of the conceptual
foundatiosn of his work, I think it's very unlikely he'll build a system
with much real intelligence.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Peter Voss
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 10:55 AM
> To:; Michael Korns
> Subject: Real AI
> Somebody else is trying to do Real AI:
> It's worth looking at.
> - Any and all feedback welcome:

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