1. Where AI Has Been and Where It Needs to Go

    Where AI Has Been and Where It Needs to Go

    Contributions Overview I begin this paper by pointing out a concerning pattern in the field of AI and describing how it can be useful to model the field's behavior. The paper is then divided into two main sections. In the first section of this paper, I argue that the field of artificial intelligence, itself, has been performing gradient descent. I catalog a repeating trend in the field: a string of successes, followed by a sudden crash, followed by a change in direction.

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      Discourse, Entailment, Machine Translation, NER, Parsing, Segmentation, Semantic, Sentiment, Summarization, WSD
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    1. Other successes from this time period include Deep Thought13 (a chess solving system that won the 1988 North American Computer Chess Championship) and soar14 (a cognitive architecture with the goal of performing the
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