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Artificial experts: social knowledge and intelligent machines

By: Collins, H. M.
Publisher: Cambridge MIT Press 1990Description: xiii, 266 p.ISBN: 9780262531153.Subject(s): Artificial intelligence - Social aspects | Knowledge | Sociology of | Expert systems (Computer science)DDC classification: 006.3 Summary: In Artificial Experts, Collins explains what computers can't do, but he also studies the ordinary and extraordinary things that they can do. He argues that the machines we create are limited because we cannot reproduce in symbols what every community knows, yet we give our machines abilities by the way we embed them in our society. He unfolds a compelling account of the difference between human action and machine intelligence, the core of which is a witty and learned explanation of knowledge itself, of what communities know and the ways in which they know it. (Source: www.amazon.com)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-258) and index.

In Artificial Experts, Collins explains what computers can't do, but he also studies the ordinary and extraordinary things that they can do. He argues that the machines we create are limited because we cannot reproduce in symbols what every community knows, yet we give our machines abilities by the way we embed them in our society. He unfolds a compelling account of the difference between human action and machine intelligence, the core of which is a witty and learned explanation of knowledge itself, of what communities know and the ways in which they know it. (Source: www.amazon.com)

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