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CNN.com - Can a PC think for itself? - June 9, 2002

posted by deltab at 2002-06-17 20:52 (permalink)

AaronSw: "Amusingly, the Lycos stint provided Cyc with an adolescence, because it learned about sex-related terms users typed into the search engine. Cyc's programmers taught it that certain things in the world are salacious and shouldn't be mentioned in everyday applications."
AaronSw: "The researchers also told Cyc to ask questions if it decides it needs more clarity about a concept. In 1986 Cyc asked whether it was human. That same year it asked whether any other computers were engaged in such a project."

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posted by AaronSw at 2002-06-17 00:39 (permalink)

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