Artifical Intelligence, Culture and Language: On Education by Bo Göranzon, Magnus Florin

By Bo Göranzon, Magnus Florin

This booklet springs from a convention held in Stockholm in might­ June 1988 on tradition, Language and synthetic Intelligence. It assembled greater than three hundred researchers and practitioners within the fields of know-how, philosophy, heritage of principles, literature, lin­ guistics, social technological know-how, and so forth. It used to be an initiative from the Swedish heart for operating existence, in accordance with the venture AI-Based platforms and the way forward for Language, wisdom and accountability in Professions in the fee thirteen programme of the eu fee. contributors within the convention, or on occasion researchers on the topic of its goals, have been selected to give a contribution to this ebook. It used to be preceded through wisdom, ability and synthetic Intelligence (ed. B. G6ranzon and 1. Josefson, Springer-Verlag, London, 1988) and may be by means of discussion and know-how (ed. M. Florin and B. Goranzon, Springer-Verlag, London, 1990). The members' pondering during this box varies drastically; so do their kinds of writing. for instance: participants have various of their number of 'he' or 'he/she' for the 3rd individual. No contrast is meant yet chapters were left with the unique utilization to prevent broad adjustments. equally, person contributor's personal tastes as to notes or references lists were undefined. we wish to thank our researcher Satinder P. Gill for great paintings with summaries and indexes, and Sandi Irvine of Springer­ Verlag for eminent editorial work.

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