AN AI WITH 30 YEARS’ WORTH OF KNOWLEDGE FINALLY GOES TO WORK
By Will Knight
An effort to encode the world’s knowledge in a huge database has sometimes seemed impractical, but those behind the technology say it’s finally ready.
Having spent the last 31 years memorizing an astonishing collection of general knowledge, the artificial-intelligence engine created by Doug Lenat is finally ready to go to work. Lenat’s creation is Cyc, a knowledge base of semantic information designed to give computers some understanding of how things work in the real world.
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