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Murray Shanahan

Titles by This Author

A Mathematical Investigation of the Common Sense Law of Inertia


In 1969, John McCarthy and Pat Hayes uncovered a problem that has haunted the field of artificial intelligence ever since—the frame problem. The problem arises when logic is used to describe the effects of actions and events. Put simply, it is the problem of representing what remains unchanged as a result of an action or event. Many researchers in artificial intelligence believe that its solution is vital to the realization of the field's goals.