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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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    Machine Learning Can Help Detect Misinformation Online

    Jun 23, 2020

    As social media is increasingly being used as a primary source for news, there is a rising threat from the spread of malign and false information. A new machine learning model identified differences between authentic political supporters and Russian trolls shaping online debates about the 2016 U.S. election. How could the model be applied in the future?

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    National Security Commission on AI Requests New Ideas; RAND Responds

    Feb 21, 2020

    The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence put out an open call for submissions about emerging technology's role in the global order. RAND researchers stepped up to the challenge and submitted a wide range of ideas.

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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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    Kyle Bunch

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, University of Utah; ME in electrical engineering, University of Utah; B.S. in electrical eng and comp sci, University of Colorado at Boulder

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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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    Hamad Al Ibrahim

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland; EMBA in innovation and entrepreneurship, HEC Paris

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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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