The University of Sussex

Interaction between philosophy and artificial intelligence: the role of intuition and non-logical reasoning in intelligence

Aaron Sloman

(offprint from JCAI 1971) This paper echos, from a philosophical standpoint, the claim of McCarthy and Hayes that Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence have important relations. Philosophical problems about the use of "intuition" in reasoning are related, via a concept of analogical representation, to problems in the simulation of perception, problem-solving and the generation of useful sets of possibilities in considering how to act. The requirements for intelligent decision-making proposed by McCarthy and Hayes are criticised as too narrow, and more general requirements are suggested instead.

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