Archive for March 2018
DR. CHALLENGER LIVES!
I got DR. CHALLENGER working last night! It’s an ancient chatbot that is a simulation of an interactive Rogerian non-directive psychotherapist. I wrote it in 1979, inspired by ELIZA. Last night I first got it to run on the phone in an app that emulates Commodore BASIC from the late 70’s, then online, in an…Read More
There Is No Such Thing as Artificial Intelligence: Notes On The Myth of AI
ABSTRACT: This essay is an initial attempt to outline what I see as the limitations in the current approaches to a generalized Artificial Intelligence (AI), the underlying assumptions that constitute and create those limitations, and how such limitations might either imply a limit to what can be done, or theoretically suggest a way forward in…Read More