Selmer Bringsjord

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Selmer Bringsjörd (born November 24, 1958) is the chair of the Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.[1] He is also a professor of Computer Science and Cognitive Science. He conducts research in Artificial Intelligence as the director of the Rensselaer AI & Reasoning Lab (RAIR).[2] He advocates counter-terrorism security ensured by pervasive, all-seeing sensors; automated reasoners; and autonomous, lethal robots.[3]

He has an argument for P = NP using digital physics.[4]

Bringsjord's education includes a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brown University.

Books authored[edit]

  • with Yang, Y. Mental Metalogic: A New, Unifying Theory of Human and Machine Reasoning (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum).(2007)
  • with Zenzen, M. Superminds: People Harness Hypercomputation, and More (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer). (2003)
  • with Ferrucci, D. Artificial Intelligence and Literary Creativity: Inside the Mind of Brutus, A Storytelling Machine (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum).(2000)
  • Abortion: A Dialogue (Indianapolis, IN: Hackett).(1997)
  • What Robots Can and Can’t Be (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer).(1992)
  • Soft Wars (New York, NY: Penguin USA). A novel.(1991)

Sources[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cognitive Science Department: People". Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (RAIR) Laboratory: People". Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  3. ^ Selmer Bringsjord (August 9, 2007). "Only a Technology Triad can Tame Terror" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  4. ^ Selmer Bringsjord; Joshua Taylor (May 31, 2005). "An Argument for P = NP" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-11-28. 

External links[edit]

  1. Department of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  2. Rensselaer AI & Reasoning Lab
  3. Selmer Bringsjord personal web site at RPI