The Thinking machine

United Kingdom, 1991

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Episode number 4 of Series “The dream machine”.
Pioneers of “Artificial Intelligence” have reasoned that computers, like brains, are capable of manipulating ideas. However, efforts to simulate human thought in machines has been hindered by complexities such as ambiguous language and the process of acquiring knowledge and common sense. This program traces the complexities that have been encountered since 1958 when Marvin Minsky and John McArthy set up a department at M.I.T dealing with Artificial Intelligence.

Credits

production company

BBC-TV

WGBH Productions

producer

Jon Palfreman

Duration

00:49:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1991

Appears in

The dream machine

Group of items

The dream machine

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303339

Language

English

Subject categories

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Artificial intelligence

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Computers

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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