Understanding and Common Sense: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

  title={Understanding and Common Sense: Two Sides of the Same Coin?},
  author={Kristinn R. Th{\'o}risson and David Kremelberg},
The concept of “common sense” (“commonsense”) has had a visible role in the history of artificial intelligence (AI), primarily in the context of reasoning and what’s been referred to as “symbolic knowledge representation.” Much of the research on this topic has claimed to target general knowledge of the kind needed to ‘understand’ the world, stories, complex tasks, and so on. The same cannot be said about the concept of “understanding”; although the term does make an appearance in the discourse… 

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