Sabine Bergler is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University. She holds a Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University. Her research in computational linguistics includes sentiment and emotion analysis, speculative language and negation. She is part of the recent IMMERSE network for game immersion and SpokenWeb 2.0: developing digital archives for spoken word resources.
Back to the Future?
There is a lifecycle to knowledge: how we generate it, weight it, use it changes over time. On the example of the field of Artificial Intelligence I will illustrate how promising approaches for addressing current problems can be found in the venerable academic literature of the 80s and before, often derogatively called “Good Old Fashioned AI”.