After 50 years and countless dead ends, incremental progress, and modest
breakthroughs, artificial intelligence researchers are asking for a do-over.
The $5 million Mind Machine Project (MMP), a patchwork team of two dozen
academics, students and researchers, intends to go back to the discipline’s
beginnings, rebuilding the field from the ground up. With 20/20 hindsight, a few
generations worth of experience, and better, faster technology, this time
researchers in AI — an ambiguous field to begin with — plan to get things right.