DiscoverLex Fridman Podcast#221 – Douglas Lenat: Cyc and the Quest to Solve Common Sense Reasoning in AI
#221 – Douglas Lenat: Cyc and the Quest to Solve Common Sense Reasoning in AI

#221 – Douglas Lenat: Cyc and the Quest to Solve Common Sense Reasoning in AI

Update: 2021-09-155
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Douglas Lenat is the founder of Cyc, a 37 year project aiming to solve common-sense knowledge and reasoning in AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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OUTLINE:

Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

(00:00 ) – Introduction

(07:39 ) – What is Cyc?

(15:45 ) – How to form a knowledge base of the universe

(26:11 ) – How to train an AI knowledge base

(30:32 ) – Global consistency versus local consistency

(54:53 ) – Automated reasoning

(1:00:33 ) – Direct uses of AI and machine learning

(1:13:11 ) – The semantic web

(1:23:44 ) – Tools to help Cyc interpret data

(1:32:54 ) – The most beautiful idea about Cyc

(1:38:53 ) – Love and consciousness in AI

(1:45:52 ) – The greatness of Marvin Minsky

(1:50:46 ) – Is Cyc just a beautiful dream?

(1:55:31 ) – What is OpenCyc and how was it born?

(2:01:21 ) – The open source community and OpenCyc

(2:11:48 ) – The inference problem

(2:13:31 ) – Cyc’s programming language

(2:21:05 ) – Ontological engineering

(2:28:30 ) – Do machines think?

(2:37:15 ) – Death and consciousness

(2:47:16 ) – What would you say to AI?

(2:51:52 ) – Advice to young people

(2:53:48 ) – Mortality

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#221 – Douglas Lenat: Cyc and the Quest to Solve Common Sense Reasoning in AI

#221 – Douglas Lenat: Cyc and the Quest to Solve Common Sense Reasoning in AI

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