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Are we in artificial intelligence winter?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 22, 2016.

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    Can the development of artificial intelligence technology be kicked up a notch? Scientists at Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) certainly hope so and recently issued a Request For Information about how AI advances could be made more quickly and consistently.

    “Artificial intelligence, defined here as computer simulation of cognitive processes such as perception, recognition, reasoning, and control, have captured the public’s imagination for over 60 years. However, artificial intelligence research has proceeded in fits and starts over much of that time, as the field repeats a boom/bust cycle characterized by promising bursts of progress followed by inflated expectations and finally disillusionment, leading to what has become known as an “AI winter” – a long period of diminished research and funding activity,” IARPA wrote. IARPA is the high-risk, high-reward research arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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