Computation and Human Experience

Computation and Human Experience

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By paying close attention to the metaphors of artificial intelligence and their consequences for the field's patterns of success and failure, this text argues for a reorientation of the field away from thought and toward activity. It offers a critical reconstruction of AI research.Yet this is not satisfactory either, since one presumably purchases a burglar alarm not to assign values to wires but to detect ... The idea is that they are only mnemonics and do not constitute the narrowly mathematical function of the circuit .

Title:Computation and Human Experience
Author:Philip Agre
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1997-07-28


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