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On going issues[edit]

Length[edit]

I argue that this is WP:Summary article of a large field, and that therefor it is okay that it runs a little long. Currently, the article text is at around ten pages, but the article is not 100% complete and needs more illustrations. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 18:29, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Todo: Long-Term Goals[edit]

The long term goals page is not comprehensive. It also has no sources. Needs immediate editing ----Trt94

Todo: Illustration[edit]

The article needs a lead illustration and could use more illustrations throughout. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 18:29, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks to User:pgr94, the article is 70% illustrated. Almost there. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 00:03, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
Main illustration doesn't provide an actual example of an Artificial Intelligence, just a robot capable of mimicking human actions in a certain area (Namely, sport) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.163.226.52 (talk) 15:37, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
I've reverted the addition of a picture of the replica of a fictional AI to the lead. I don't think this fits the focus of this article which is about real-life AI endeavours (see for example comments in #Some definitions of AI). --Mirokado (talk) 13:15, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
While the importance of limiting the article's content to real science cannot be understated, the current lead illustration, an "AI themed mug," seems to undercut the seriousness of the topic more than a picture of HAL 9000 would. ScreamingRobot (talk) 00:24, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Todo: Applications[edit]

The "applications" section does not give a comprehensive overview of the subject. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 18:29, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Todo: Topics covered by major textbooks, but not this article[edit]

I can't decide if these are worth describing (in just a couple of sentences) or not. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 18:29, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

  1. Could use a tiny section on symbolic learning methods, such as explanation based learning, relevance based learning, inductive logic programming, case based reasoning.
  2. Could use a tiny section on knowledge representation tools, like semantic nets, frames, scripts etc.
  3. Control theory could use a little filling out with other tools used for robotics.
  4. Should mention Constraint satisfaction. (Under search). Discussion below, at Talk:Artificial intelligence/Archive 4#Constraint programming.
  5. Should mention the Frame problem in a footnote at least. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 19:52, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Todo: redlinks and tags[edit]

  1. Where can we link Belief calculus? Does this include Dempster-Shafer theory (according to R&N)? I think that's more or less deprecated. Does R&N include expectation-maximization algorithm as a kind of belief calculus? I don't think so. Where is this in Wikipedia?
  2. There are still several topics with no source: Subjective logic, Game AI, etc. All are tagged in the article. ---- CharlesGillingham (talk) 19:59, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Cognitive systems?[edit]

Curiously, this article is a redirect from "cognitive systems" but does not mention that term anywhere. It would seem that there is still room for a separate, introductory article on Cognitive Systems what does the term mean? What are C.S.? What do they do? Or is this all covered adequately in cognition? Ralohmann (talk) 13:01, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

A little light relief[edit]

We're all doomed! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30290540

Should unqualified opinions be included?[edit]

The article currently cites Stephen Hawking. With the greatest of respect to Stephen Hawking's contributions to physics, could someone please clarify what qualifies his opinion on AI? Why should it appear here and is it just his celebrity status that adds weight? Would it be reasonable to cite AI dons in theoretical physics articles? Perhaps this issue has already been raised before and I missed it, in which case I apologise in advance. pgr94 (talk) 16:40, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

re-write intro paragraph[edit]

The bulk of the article is good. But the introductory paragraph, defining AI, is just a bunch of sentences which use the words artificial and intelligence in them, hardly a useful layman's definition of the subject (which it should be). How about using words like cognition? Pb8bije6a7b6a3w (talk) 13:08, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

trendy AI definition[edit]

I don't agree with the idea in the intro that AI is something that mimics intelligence, and we've already accomplished it. True AI is something that has cognitive ability. Your intro's definition can be accomplished by any decent programmer and a bunch of IF-THEN statements. But no one can write the program that asks itself who it is and what it's doing.Pb8bije6a7b6a3w (talk) 17:44, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Nice change in intro! Pb8bije6a7b6a3w (talk) 23:25, 1 June 2016 (UTC)