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Technology, machines, and software that have the ability to be self-directed and learn from their actions are generally known as artificial intelligence. In the early days of computing, RAND researchers examined and tried to develop such technology and apply it for use in political and military simulations.

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    How Artificial Intelligence Could Increase the Risk of Nuclear War

    Apr 24, 2018

    Advances in AI have provoked a new kind of arms race among nuclear powers. This technology could challenge the basic rules of nuclear deterrence and lead to catastrophic miscalculations.

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    A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence

    Dec 1, 1986

    A brief history of RAND's research in artificial intelligence (AI) and expert systems from the development of one of the first stored-program digital computers, the JOHNNIAC, to the current work on AI technology and its uses, including work on expert systems, knowledge-based simulation, and human-oriented environments.

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    The MIND System: A Data Structure for Semantic Information Processing.

    The MIND System: A Data Structure for Semantic Information Processing.

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Steps Toward a Model of Linguistic Performance : A Preliminary Sketch.

    A model of human linguistic performance for computer implementation, limited to the input-output interactions and internal processes available on today's digital computers. The model is to understand factual information input to it, answer questions...

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Answering Questions by Computer: A Logical Study

    A study of the processing of questions input to a computerized question-answering system such as the RAND Relational Data File.

    Jan 1, 1967

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    Processing natural language text

    A brief nontechnical overview of two applications of the computer to natural language text--for publication of scientific findings and for content analysis by social and behavior scientists. A documentation system is outlined that starts at the autho...

    Jan 1, 1966

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    Alchemy and Artificial Intelligence

    An examination of the difficulties of simulating cognitive processes on computers.

    Jan 1, 1965

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    Artificial intelligence and brain mechanisms.

    An examination of the role of methodological advice in inference-making. It is argued that the concept of intelligence can best be analyzed in terms of problem-solving behavior, which on the linguistic level is inference-making. The brain is consid...

    Jan 1, 1963

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    Some Problems of Basic Organization in Problem-Solving Programs

    Part of a continuing study dealing with artificial intelligence and with how humans process information.

    Jan 1, 1962

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    Benchmarks in artificial intelligence

    A list of tasks, presently performable by most human beings, that may eventually be handled successfully by computers. These tasks may serve as milestones in the field of artificial intelligence. 13 pp....

    Jan 1, 1962

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    Jair Aguirre

    Senior Technical Analyst; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in applied economics, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in liberal studies, Excelsior College; A.A. in modern standard Arabic, Defense Language Institute; A.S. in communications applications technology, Community College of the Air Force

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    Brien Alkire

    Senior Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Philip S. Anton

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education Ph.D. and M.S. in information and computer science (artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience), University of California, Irvine; B.S. in engineering (computer engineering), University of California, Los Angeles

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    Graham Andrews

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in public policy, University of Washington; B.S. in computer science, University of Redlands

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    Sebastian Joon Bae

    Defense Analyst
    Education BA in peace & conflict studies, UC Berkeley; MA in security studies, Georgetown University

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    Michael Chaykowsky

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.A. in mathematics, Claremont Graduate University; B.A. in mathematical economics, Pitzer College

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    Christine Chen

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., National Taiwan University; M.P.H in global health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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    Christian Curriden

    Defense Analyst
    Education M.A. in social science, University of Chicago; B.A. in history, Brigham Young University

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    Damien Baveye

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in political science, United States Naval Academy

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    Benjamin Boudreaux

    Senior Policy Analyst; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in philosophy, University of California at Berkeley; M.S. in foreign service, Georgetown University; B.A. in economics and philosophy, New York University

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    Edward Geist

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in history, University of North Carolina; M.A. in history, University of North Carolina; B.A. in history, William & Mary College

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    Justin Grana

    Associate Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, American University; B.S. in economics, Xavier University; B.A. in Spanish, Xavier University

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