Conclusions: AI and a Unified Science
Research in AI has at present become a High Tech enterprise with rather complicated mathematical formulas and algorithms and with a lot of computing power (cf. Russell and Norvig loc. cit.). It is hard to see that and how these purely technical fields of research can contribute to the aim of combining sciences and humanities. As one can frequently observe in the history of science AI has become estranged from its original goals, namely to orientate to the ways of human thinking and to construct models. The different learning rules in the field of neural networks , for example, are not constructed because they mirror the way humans learn but because they are effective optimization algorithms. AI research, so to speak, has developed an internal dynamics of its own and cares more about technical possibilities than about the original goals that were stated at the beginning, namely at the famous Dartmouth conference (cf. Gardner 1985).
We chose another way to follow our goal. In orientation...
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- Gardner, H., 1985: The Mind’s New Science. A History of the Cognitive Revolution. New York (NY): Basic BooksGoogle Scholar