What Computers Still Can't Do

  title={What Computers Still Can't Do},
  author={John McCarthy and Hubert L. Dreyfus},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
Hubert Dreyfus claims that “symbolic AI” is a “degenerating research program”, i.e. is not making progress. It’s hard to see how he would know, since he makes no claim to have read much of the recent literature. In defending “symbolic AI”, I shall concentrate on just one part of symbolic AI-the logic-based approach. It was first proposed in [7], attracted only intermittent following at first, but has had an increasing number of workers since 1970.’ I think other approaches to AI will also… Expand

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