On 31/05/2011 3:26 PM, John F. Sowa wrote:
> On 5/31/2011 1:07 PM, Duane Nickull wrote:
>> Many in the IEEE now consider CI ( Computational Intelligence) as a more
>> appropriate moniker for AI (ref:http://www.ieee-cis.org/).
> When a name has been established for any period of time, the only effect
> of changing names is to confuse people. Usually, the reason for that
> confusion is to avoid letting people know where the original name
> comes from. For example, Blackwater changed their name to Xe Services.
> Another example is the behaviorists' attempt to replace the name
> psychology with behaviorism because they didn't like the idea
> of a psyche.
> Other examples are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is a meaningful
> name historically and geographically, to the meaningless name UTC.
> Supposedly the U in UTC means universal, but it's not universal.
> It is still defined in terms of the Greenwich mean, and its only
> effect is to confuse people.
> Other historically frivolous changes are AD -> CE and BC -> BCE.
> Some people decided to create that confusion because they did
> not want an association with Christ. Yet those same people are
> willing to keep names like Wednesday, Thursday, or January,
> despite their association with Wotan, Thor, and Janus.
> In any case, my attitude about the acronym CI is a great big PIFFLE.
> It's a historically frivolous change that does nothing but confuse
"Continuous Integration" is the first thing that come to mind for an
application developer and it will really throw the discussion out into
left field if it comes up in the context of actually building a software
solution that involves AI. (01)
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