Introduction to AI - Worksheet 11


  1. What are the five stages of skill acquisition according to Dreyfus and Dreyfus, and how can they be characterised?
  2. Exemplify the five stages of skill acquisition by an example such as skill level of playing the piano, or handling a computer.


Relate John Lucas' "Chinese Room Argument" to Rodney Brooks' "Intelligence without Reason" slogan.


Assume you were to write the software for a radiotherapy unit for cancer patients. Too much radiation may kill patients, while too little will not destroy all cancer cells. The unit has been bought and cannot go into use until the software is ready. There is a waiting list of people who should be treated. What would you do? Write the software or get a new job?

© Noel Welsh & Manfred Kerber, 2004, Introduction to AI
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