The Interplay Between Experimental and Theoretical Methods, In Artificial Intelligence


Nilsson, N. J. (1980). The interplay between experimental and theoretical methods in artificial intelligence. SRI International.


There is a dichotomy between theoretical and experimental work in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The reasons for this dichotomy are discussed, and AI is compared with other, more mature disciplines in which there is closer cooperation between experimental and theoretical branches. Some recommendations are given for achieving this needed cooperation.

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