Elephants Don’t Play Chess: Rodney Brooks on Artificial Intelligence

In 1990 Rodney Brooks authored a paper entitled Elephants Don’t Play Chess – a ground breaking concept that ushered in an alternative view of Artificial Intelligence. Twenty five years later, he is addressing the misconceptions that now surround AI, allaying the media-fueled fears of robots with evil intentions. Hear him in his own words talk about AI, and how Baxter and Sawyer have common sense – the ability to complete tasks, not just motions.

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