I bet the human brain is a kludge.
In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.
You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
There are three basic approaches to AI: Case-based, rule-based, and connectionist reasoning.
Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know.
Around 1967 Dan Bobrow wrote a program to do algebra problems based on symbols rather than numbers.
I think Lenat is headed in the right direction, but someone needs to include a knowledge base about learning.
No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it's doing; but most of the time, we aren't either.
Kubrick's vision seemed to be that humans are doomed, whereas Clarke's is that humans are moving on to a better stage of evolution.
There was a failure to recognize the deep problems in AI; for instance, those captured in Blocks World. The people building physical robots learned nothing.