Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method

Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method

by Donald Gillies
     
 


Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method examines the remarkable advances made in the field of AI over the past twenty years, discussing their profound implications for philosophy. Taking a clear, non-technical approach, Donald Gillies focuses on two key topics within AI: machine learning in the Turing tradition and the development of logicSee more details below

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Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method examines the remarkable advances made in the field of AI over the past twenty years, discussing their profound implications for philosophy. Taking a clear, non-technical approach, Donald Gillies focuses on two key topics within AI: machine learning in the Turing tradition and the development of logic programming and its connection with non-monotonic logic. Demonstrating how current views on scientific method are challenged by this recent research, he goes on to suggest a new framework for the study of logic. He draws on work by such seminal thinkers as Bacon, Gödel, Popper, Penrose, and Lucas to address the hotly contested question of whether computers might become intellectually superior to human beings. These topics will attract a wide readership from followers of advances in artificial intelligence, to students and scholars of the history and philosophy of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198751588
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

1The Inductivist Controversy, or Bacon versus Popper1
2Machine Learning in the Turing Tradition17
3How Advances in Machine Learning Affect the Inductivist Controversy56
4Logic Programming and a New Framework for Logic72
5Can there be an Inductive Logic?98
6Do Godel's Incompleteness Theorems Place a Limit on Artificial Intelligence?113
Notes157
References166
Index173

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