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The Winograd Schema Challenge
This paper presents an alternative to the Turing Test that has some conceptual and practical advantages, and English-speaking adults will have no difficulty with it, and the subject is not required to engage in a conversation and fool an interrogator into believing she is dealing with a person.
Commonsense Reasoning
For an artificial system to act sensibly in the real world, it must know about that world, and it must be able to use its knowledge effectively. The common knowledge about the world that is possessed
Constraint Propagation with Interval Labels
  • E. Davis
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
    Artif. Intell.
  • 1 July 1987
This paper determines the completeness and running time of constraint propagation for various kinds of labels and constraints in AI systems of various kinds.
Representations of commonsense knowledge
  • E. Davis
  • Computer Science
    notThenot Morgan Kaufmann series in…
  • 24 September 2014
The power of representations in expressing world knowledge and in supporting significant inferences is analyzed using many detailed examples and the book is an essential reference for AI researchers and developers.
Commonsense reasoning and commonsense knowledge in artificial intelligence
AI has seen great advances of many kinds recently, but there is one critical area where progress has been extremely slow: ordinary commonsense.
Algorithms for Scheduling Tasks on Unrelated Processors
This is the best polynomial-time algorithm known for scheduling such sets of tasks and requires time O(nlogn) for every fixed value of m.
Processes and continuous change in a SAT-based planner
The structure of the planner is discussed and how planning with time and metric quantities is compiled into a system of constraints is shown, including how to construct plans in domains containing atomic actions and durative actions.
Representing and Acquiring Geographic Knowledge
The major result of this thesis is that a representation of space should integrate shape and positional information, but should maintain an abstract level of geometric description separate from object descriptions.
Planning, Executing, and Evaluating the Winograd Schema Challenge
The Winograd Schema Challenge was proposed by Hector Levesque in 2011 as an alternative to the Turing Test. Chief among its features is a simple question format that can span many commonsense
How Robust Are Probabilistic Models of Higher-Level Cognition?
It is argued that the view that the mind should be viewed as a near-optimal or rational engine of probabilistic inference is markedly less promising than widely believed, and is undermined by post hoc practices that merit wholesale reevaluation.