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Artificial-Intelligence Research Revives Its Old Ambitions

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Artificial intelligence

Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT

The birth of artificial-intelligence research as an autonomous discipline is generally thought to have been the monthlong Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence in 1956, which convened 10 leading electrical engineers—including MIT’s Marvin Minsky and Claude Shannon—to discuss "how to make machines use language" and "form abstractions and concepts."

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