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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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    Thinking Machines Will Change Future Warfare

    Jan 27, 2020

    Until now, deterrence has been about humans trying to dissuade other humans from doing something. But what if the thinking is done by AI and autonomous systems? A wargame explored what happens to deterrence when decisions can be made at machine speeds and when states can put fewer human lives at risk.

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    Artificial Intelligence and the Manufacturing of Reality

    Jan 20, 2020

    Humans carry flaws in deciding what is or is not real. The internet and other technologies have made it easier to weaponize and exploit these flaws. And artificial intelligence will likely be used to exploit these weaknesses at an unprecedented scale, speed, and level of effectiveness.

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    Rationale and Motivation for ROSIE

    ROSIE is a programming language and programming system for artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The ROSIE language is a stylized version of English.

    Dec 31, 1980

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    AI for Systems Management

    Complex systems require intelligent control strategies, and artificial intelligence (AI) concepts and tools may contribute to the management of such systems. At RAND, we have been developing AI approaches to systems management problems.

    Dec 31, 1980

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    Schema theory as a guide for educational research: white knight or white elephant?

    Much recent cognitive and artificial intelligence research has focused on the development of "schema theory." This theory supposes the existence of knowledge structures that encode prototypical descriptions of familiar concepts. Schema theory has d...

    Dec 31, 1980

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    Matching and abstraction in knowledge systems

    A briefing presented at the Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Information Science during the 1979 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) in Minneapolis. Discusses the creation of a knowledge system and problems r...

    Dec 31, 1979

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    Natural Language, Linguistic Processing, and Speech Understanding: Recent Research and Future Goals

    A discussion of artificial intelligence, computer processing of natural-language data programming languages for problem-solving systems, and structural (contextual, linguistic) pattern recognition.

    Dec 31, 1972

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    Intrinsic Oscillations in Neural Networks: A Linear Model for the [n]th-Order Loop

    A preliminary study of the inherent dynamic properties of feedback pathways composed of millions of brain cells. The ultimate aim is to predict feelings and behavior from the anatomical arrangement of nerve cells.

    Dec 31, 1970

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

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

    Dec 31, 1970

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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.

    Dec 31, 1966

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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...

    Dec 31, 1966

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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...

    Dec 31, 1965

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    Alchemy and Artificial Intelligence

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

    Dec 31, 1964

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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...

    Dec 31, 1962

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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.

    Dec 31, 1961

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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....

    Dec 31, 1961

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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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    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

    Policy Researcher; 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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    Michael Chaykowsky

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

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    Joan Chang

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in global health sciences, University of California, San Francisco; TOP in language certificate, National Taiwan Normal University; M.S. in physical chemistry, University of California, Davis; B.S. in chemical biology, University of California, Berkeley

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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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