Instructor: Prof. Bryan Pardo
Monday (10/14/2013):[slides] artificial intelligence (AI), turing test, Watson
Wednesday (10/16/2013):[slides] machine learning, classification, spam filtering
Why is Watson a big step for AI?
What difficult computational problems had to be solved to make Watson good at Jeopardy?
Besides playing game shows, what might the Watson technology be opening the door for?
What is the Turing test? (According to Christian? According to Turing?)
Why is it good that computers cannot today pass the Turing test?
Which of Turing's predictions from 1950 have come true? Which have not?
Why does Turing go into such specifics on what a computer is?
Is it true that computers can only do what they are programmed to do? (Compare to "Lady Lovelace's Objection".)
What is the importance of universality in Turing's argument?