COGNITIVE IT: THE DAWN OF THE AGE OF“MACHINE THINKING”
A nowadays frequently reappearing question in AI dates
back to an article by Alan Turing in 1950 which reads:
“I propose to consider the question, “Can machines think?”
(Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Mind, Vol. 59, No. 236 (Oct., 1950), pp. 433-460).
A walk through the evolution of early AI is presented,
assessing the state of achievement as for today with
convolutional NNWs, LSTMs, unsupervised metods,
GANS, etc.,ending up
in a framework for “Embedded AI“, where embedded,
wirelessly connected tiny compute plattforms equipped with a multitude of miniaturized sensors collect data about real world phenomena, analyze and interpret that data in real time, reason about the recognized concepts and symbols, make decisions, and influence or control their environment via a multitude of actuators. Sensing, reasoning and control, thus, are tightly interconnecting the physical and digital domains of the world, with feedback loops coupling one domain to the other. They implement notions of autonomous adaptive behavior.