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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A Must Read for anyone in AI

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is one of the best written summaries on Artificial Intelligence I’ve come across. Simply organized yet comprehensive enough to cover the history of AI; what it is, approaches, it’s growth, applications, moral AI and philosophical AI. The last two topics should be required reading for anyone in the industry. As pointed out by the author, those who are building AI are often not concerned enough.

Most AI researchers and developers, in point of fact, are simply concerned with building useful, profitable artifacts, and don’t spend much time reflecting upon the kinds of abstract definitions of intelligence explored in this entry (e.g., What Exactly is AI?).

Quartz wrote a good description of how this encyclopedia was built comparing its merits against Wikipedia. Check it out…

   

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