Insiders' Critiques of AI Methods

AI researchers tend to be gung-ho people, happier trying to achieve something than worrying about the hows and whys. But sometimes it is worthwhile to step back and take perspective. This page lists some discussions of the limitations of AI approaches, mostly explanations by former AI researchers of why they left the field.

AI approaches do not always work well

AI visions are not necessarily a good inspiration for computer systems designers

AI techniques are not always a harmless thing to teach undergraduates

Also see the AI Critics page.

Pointers to other critical reflections on AI are welcome; please send mail.

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