Re: Effect of New Books on AI?

Jason Spencer (
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 13:48:17 -0700

>I'm wondering if the new books by Kurzweil, Moravec and Gershenfeld have
>sparked more interest in the ability of machines to think in the
>academic communities. I know the books are primarily geared toward the
>layperson but I'm hoping this will make the academia think more this as
>a legitimate topic of research and inquiry.
>Neil Blanchard

FWIW, my Cognitive Science professor (Michael R.W. Dawson) mentioned the Kurzweil book this morning in class. I had to correct him on the title however as he didn't get it right first try. ;)

Not too surprising considering his field I suppose.

Jason Spencer