Responsibility and Decision Making in the Era of Neural Networks

Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (02):267- (1996)
Many of the mathematicians and scientists who guided the development of digital computers in the late 1940s, such as Alan Turing and John von Neumann, saw these new devices not just as tools for calculation but as devices that might employ the same principles as are exhibited in rational human thought. Thus, a subfield of what came to be called computer science assumed the label artificial intelligence . The idea of building artificial systems which could exhibit intelligent behavior comparable to that of humans was a heady prospect, and the claims made on behalf of AI during the 1950s and 1960s were impossibly ambitious . Despite some theoretical and applied successes within the field, serious problems soon became evident . Instead of fulfilling the goal of quickly producing artificial intelligent agents which could compete with or outperform human beings, by the 1970s and 1980s AI had settled into a pattern of slower but real progress in modeling or simulating aspects of human intelligence
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