Thursday, June 30, 2011

Norvig vs. Chomsky and the Fight for the Future of AI

What seems to be a debate about linguistics and AI is actually a debate about the future of knowledge and science. Is human understanding necessary for making successful predictions? If the answer is “no,” and the best way to make predictions is by churning mountains of data through powerful algorithms, the role of the scientist may fundamentally change forever.

by Kevin Gold, Tor (