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Grudin, J. 2006. Turing maturing: the separation of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. interactions 13, 5 (Sep. 2006), 54-57.

Summary/ Key Points

This paper describe the historic path of AI and HCI, and their interrelations.

McCarthy and other mathematicians defined artificial intelligence. When you ask mathematicians to define intelligence, what do you get?

What is intelligence to a mathematicians or logicians? If intelligence is an accurate application of well defined rules to a set of symbolic objects, then a computer is perfectly poised for intelligence.

 Mathematics can be complex, but ambiguity and uncertainly have no place. Ambiguity and uncertainty, to a logician, suggest error, not intelligence. Human intelligence and HCI focus on such distasteful topics. Our lives are spent overcoming our nervous systems' skill at abstraction and consistency: learning how not to be logical and still be right.



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