| Video Title:
|| Lighthill Controversy Debate at the Royal Institution with Professor Sir James Lighthill, Professor Donald Michie, Professor Richard Gregory and Professor John McCarthy
|| Professors Donald Michie [Edinburgh], Richard Gregory [Bristol] and John McCarthy [Stanford] challenge the pessimistic findings & views of Professor Sir James Lighthill [Cambridge], author of "The Lighthill Report" [Artificial Intelligence: A General Survey, in Artificial Intelligence: a paper symposium, Science Research Council (1973)].
| Date of Video:
|| June 1973
| Color. Sound. Length (min:sec): 81:00.
| Copyright Info:
| Interesting Clips:
NOTE: all start times are approximate
- opening segment: video of Shakey (robot)
- 21:00 Lighthill: "The general purpose robot is a mirage."
- 24:30 Michie: explains the difference between "research purpose robots" and "general purpose robots"
- 27:40 video of Freddy (robot)
- 34:30 Michie: introduces his thesis that AI is a distinct area of science
- 37:45 McCarthy: defines the term "Artificial Intelligence"
- 46:00 McCarthy: explains the origin of the term "Artificial Intelligence"
- 56:00 Gregory: Robot research is making the logical cognitive processes scientifically respectable.
| Location of Original:
|| BBC. (AIAI has a DVD.)
|| Jon Glick