January 31, 2012 by the start of class
Your responses to these questions must be typed and submitted in
hardcopy. You must work alone on this assignment.
Be certain to include a statement of sources at the top of your
assignment, listing all sources you consulted (websites, fellow
students, etc.) while completing the assignment. You do not
need to list any course materials (textbooks, lecture notes, or
ASSIGNMENT: (Be sure to answer
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Describe in your own words what you think AI is all about, and why you decided to take this class. Did your view of AI change after reading McCarthy's paper? Tell me what you think is most interesting or exciting about AI. Describe your own opinion for the ultimate goal of AI and the major challenges of achieving that goal. Real-world applications go a long way to motivating important research. Briefly describe one real-world application that motivates your goal for AI (try to be creative and pick an application that hasn't been mentioned yet in the text and class).