CFOAI 2014/2015





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Thu (8:00-9:30, room 210, Międzychodzka)


[su_spoiler title=”#01 2.10.2014: AI introduction (summary)” style=”fancy”]



  1. What is AI?
    • The term
    • Research areas
    • Ambiguity
    • Definitions
  2. The history of the idea of AI
    • Myths and legends
    • Fiction
    • Machinery
    • Concepts



[su_spoiler title=”#02 09.10.2014: AI paradigms (summary)” style=”fancy”]

AI Paradigms

  1. Paradigm (Kuhn)
  2. AI paradigm (pair of 1. concept of intelligence and
    2. a methodology in which intelligent computer systems are
    developed and operated) [Caplinskas 1998]
  3. Behaviourist paradigm
  4. Agent paradigm
  5. Artificial life paradigm


  • Newell, A.; Shaw, J.C.; Simon, H.A. (1959). Report on a general problem-solving program. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Processing [PDF]
  • M. Pelis, O. Majer, Logic of Questions and Public Announcements. In N. Bezhanishvili, S. Löbner, K. Schwabe, L. Spada, editors, Eighth International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language and Computation 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2011, pages 145-157. ISBN 978-3-642-22302-0. [PDF]
  • Talk with ELIZA
  • Create your own chatbot
  • Play Game of Life


[su_spoiler title=”#03 16.10.2014: Strong vs. weak AI (summary)” style=”fancy”]

Strong vs. weak AI 

  1. Background: AI Winter
  2. Background: ELIZA, SHRDLU, R. Schank’s work
  3. Searle: Strong and weak AI
  4. Searle: Chinese room argument
  5. Computation — Turing machines


  • Searle, John. R. (1980) Minds, brains, and programs. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (3): 417-457 [URL]
  • John Searle, Our shared condition – consciousness. [TED talk video]
  • SHRDLU: (software) (T. Winograd’s SHRDLU presentation)
  • Terry Winograd, Thinking machines: Can there be? Are we? published in James Sheehan and Morton Sosna, eds., The Boundaries of  humanity: Humans, Animals, Machines, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991 pp. 198-223. [URL]
  • I want more fun with Turing machines! [Android App]
  • I want to chat with SHRLDU! [Java implementation to download here]


[su_spoiler title=”#04 23.10.2014: Computational Theory of Mind (summary)” style=”fancy”]

  1. Representations
  2. CTM — history
  3. Generic CTM
  4. CTM goes digital
  5. Criticism of the DCTM
  6. Connectionist Computational Theory of Mind


  • 90 Second Philosophy: the Luminous Room [url]


[su_spoiler title=”#05-07 30.10, 6.11, 12.11: The Turing test (summary)” style=”fancy”]

Part #1

1. Alan M.Turing — bio & works

2. TT inspirations
– Universal Turing
– Machine and imitation
– Chess paper machine.
3. TT rules
4. TT misconceptions
– Standard vs. literal TT reading
– TT is a test for specific human-like intelligence
– Turing’s prognosis
Part #2

1. TT discussions
– TT and intelligence
– Counterarguments
2. TT modifications
– Strengthening TT
– Inverted TT
– Lady Lovelace Test
– TinyMUD


Part #3

1. TT — formal modelling
2. TT and IEL
– interrogator’s perspective
– Erotetic search scenarios
– The TT(IEL) model
3. Other ways of formalising the TT
4. Practical realisation of the TT idea
– Degrees of non-cooperation
– The LC DNC study
– DNC structure
– And what about theTuring test?



[su_spoiler title=”#08 27.11: Counterarguments Against AI, Part 1: Incompleteness Theorems (summary)” style=”fancy”]

1. Godel’s theorems

2. Lucas-Penrose argument

3. Discussions
– Consistency issue
– The algorithm of the human mind
– Objections to various idealizations

4. Turing Interrogative Games
– TIGs Introduced
– The Trap
– What is the Price of Getting Out From the Trap



[su_spoiler title=”#09 4.12: Counterarguments Against AI, Part 2: Frame problem & AI as a pseudo-problem (summary)” style=”fancy”]

1. Frame problem
– Narrow and broad sense of the frame problem

2. Technical frame problem: situation calculus and circumscription

3. Frame problem: Philosophical considerations

4. Is AI a pseudoproblem?
– How to understand AI?
– AI is an alternative intelligence
– AI and terminological mess


[su_spoiler title=”#10 11.12: Inspiring Hard AI Problems, Part 1: CAPTCHA (summary)” style=”fancy”]

1. What is a hard AI (AI-complete) problem?

2. Examples (natural language understanding, vision and image understanding, knowledge representation and problem solving).

3. Hard AI problems and cryptography — CAPTCHA
– examples
– security and usability issues
– where to go now?



[su_spoiler title=”#11 18.12: Inspiring Hard AI Problems, Part 2: Human Computation (summary)” style=”fancy”]

1. AI-complete problems
2. Crowdsourcing
3. How to motivate people?
4. Gamification
5. Human computation & GWAP
5a. AI motivated games
5b. Scientific discovery games



[su_spoiler title=”#12 08.01: AI — Ethical Considerations (summary)” style=”fancy”]

1. Ethical considerations and AI — an overview
2. AI as a research discipline and ethics
— responsibility in science
— The Heads in the Sand Objection (Turing test)
3. Ethics of artificial agents (AAs)
— AAs as moral patients
— AAs as moral agents
4. Ethics of AI in science fiction



  • Former drone operator shares his inner torment (CNN)
  • Life as a US drone operator (the Guardian)
  • Dolphins deserve same rights as humans, say scientists (BBC)
  • Court in Argentina grants basic rights to orangutan (BBC)


[su_spoiler title=”#13 15.01: Final test” style=”fancy”]

The test will consist of 10 test questions (1 point each) and 2 open questions (5 points each).

Points gained from the assignments sum up to the points gained form the test.

Final mark will be established as follows:

10–11 points: 3.0
12–13 points: 3.5
14–15 points: 4.0
16–17 points: 4.5
18 and more points: 5.0


[su_spoiler title=”#14 22.01: Marta Durczak, Agnieszka Schulz and Paweł Łupkowski: AI and Beyond (summary)” style=”fancy”]

0. AI & Beyond
1. Possible new issues
– Ethics (non-human person)
– Legal issues (Darknet bot breaks a law)
– Emotions and interactions (the Uncanny Valley hypothesis)
2. How will we change?
– Transhumanism
3. How environment will change?
– L. Floridi’s Enveloping the World idea
4. AI & beyond in science fiction
5. CFOAI: Summary




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