Why Machine Intelligence is so Hard
- a Discussion of the
Difference between Human and Computer Intelligence

This page is under development. The plan is to expand on the material of the lecture Computers versus Humans given in November 2002. Currently there are only two sets of slides from lectures given at Universities during 2008. The following is a (roughly) common abstract of the two sets.

Abstract: The promise of computer programs that would replicate general human intelligence has been around for over 60 years but little progress has been made. In contrast, there has been significant progress in specific areas such as restricted speech recognition, chess playing, etc. I will present the argument that human intelligence operates in quite different ways than computers and it relies on processes that are still poorly understood. Therefore progress can be made only when a task associated with human intelligence is reduced to an engineering description, a slow and hard process but one that has produced results in the past.

February 2008: Why Machine Intelligence is Very Hard Link to PPT file.

September 2008: Why Artificial Intelligence is Very Hard Link to PPT and Zipped PPT files.

October 2009: Why General Artificial Intelligence (AI) is so Hard Link to PPT and Zipped PPT files.

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