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Why were so many artificial intelligence founders so optimistic?

I suggest that the tacit assumption in the question---that all founders of A.I. were optimistic about the goal being reached very soon---is historically false. Some were optimistic, but just as many ...
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Did Turing invent the imitation game? Did he name it?

After quite a bit of searching, I was unable to find any conclusive authoritative source that weighs in specifically on this question. [Though see EDIT below.] However, circumstantial evidence ...
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Why were so many artificial intelligence founders so optimistic?

According to Generations, by William Strauss and Neil Howe (S&H), the so-called World War II, or "Greatest" Generation, born 1901-1924 in America, were a particularly optimistic generation, in ...
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Evolution of performances in natural language processing tasks

The ACL wiki contains a section on the state-of-the-art systems over time for the main NLP tasks: http://aclweb.org/aclwiki/index.php?title=State_of_the_art Many of these pages need to be updated but ...
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Did Turing ideas make any impact on Psychology or Brain Science? Why?

Turings works are highly formal and hardcore mathematical. Actually, not even a simple mathematician would understand it, if he is not on a similar area. The Turing-test is a very different thing ...
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Why were so many artificial intelligence founders so optimistic?

In short, they under-estimated the prime importance of context. AI can be superior to human effort in some small, well-defined, self-contained worlds, e.g. small vehicles and machines running around ...
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