The Machine Intelligence series (see http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/mlg/ for an overview), founded in 1965 by Donald Michie, is probably the most venerable and prestigous book series in the Artifical Intelligence (AI) literature. Many of the best known papers in AI were published in this series. The series has had fourteen previous volumes to date. Each volume in the series is associated with a particular by-iniviation-only worskhop. Machine Intelligence 15 was held at St Catherine's College Oxford in July 1995 and included papers by some of the most eminent figures in AI including John McCarhty, Donald Michie, Alan Robinson, Robert Kowlaski and Mike Genesereth The theme of the workshop was 'Intelligent agents'.
The workshop papers represent a wide range of topics, including representations of consciousness (John McCarhty, Stanford University and Donald Michie, Edinburgh University), SoftBots (Bruce Blumberg, MIT Media Lab), parallel implementations of logic (Alan Robinson, Syracuse University), machine learning (Stephen Muggleton, Oxford University), machine vision (andrew Blake, Oxford University), and machine based scientific discovery in molecular biology (Mike Sternberg, Imperial Cancer Research Fund).
November 1998 Stephen Muggleton Executive Editor
The Machine Intelligence 15 workshop was generously supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation under an agreement concluded in 1991 between the Turing Institute, UK amd the Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence, Tokyo. The Foundation provided funding, covering workshops 13, 14 and 15 to defray travel and attendance costs for six Japanese and six British scientists nominated by the respective parties. The workshop was also partly supported by an Angle-Japanese grant from the Royal Society and the British Council entitled 'Computational Aids to Intellectual Discovery'.
St Catherine's College Oxford kindly provided support facilities for the Machine Intelligence 15 workshop. Like its predecessor, Machine Intelligence 13, this volume reflects the vigour with which the subject has been advanced in Japan.
CONSCIOUSNESS AND CAUSATION 1. Making robots conscious of their mental states 3 J. MCCARTHY 2. A framework for verbalizing unconscious knowledge based on Inductive Logic Programming 18 K.FURUKAWA 3. Legal responsibility and causation 25 I.J.GOOD 4. Adapting Good's Q theory to the causation of individual events 60 D.MICHIE COMPUTER VISION 5. Making robots see 89 A.BLAKE AGENTS THAT LEARN 6. A framework for behavioural cloning 103 M.BAIN and C.SAMMUT 7. Control, skill, machine learning and hand-crafting in controller design 130 I.BRATKO and T.URBANCIC 8. Personalised mail agent using inductive logic programming 154 F.MIZOGUCHI and H.OHWADA 9. An experiment with browsers that learn 176 R.PARSON and S.MUGGLETON 10. Toward incremental knowledge correction for agents on complex environments 185 D.J.PEARSON and J.E.LAIRD 11. The spontaneous self-organisation of an adaptive language 205 L.STEELS FORMALISM AND MODELS OF LEARNING 12. Developments in computational learning and discovery theory within the framework of elementary formal systems 227 S.ARIKAWA, M.SATO, A.SHINORA and T.SHINORA 13. A Learnability model for universal representations and its application to top-down induction of decision trees 248 S.MUGGLETON and D.PAGE 14. A learning mechanism for logic programmes using dynamically shared substructures 268 M.NUMAO, S.MORITA and K.KARAKI 15. PAC-learning of preference relations over interpretations in lazy nonmonotonic reasoning 285 K.SATOH 16. Tables, graphs and logic for induction 298 K.YOSHIDA and H.MOTODA APPLIED SCINETIFIC DISCOVERY 17. A connectionist approach to numeric-law discovery 315 K.SAITO and R.NAKANO 18. Drug design by machine learning 328 M.J.E.STERNBERG, R.D.KING, A.SRINIVASAN and S.H.MUGGLETON CONCURRENT DECLARATIVE PROGRAMMING 19. Debugging for a declarative programming language 341 J.W.LLOYD 20. VESPER 360 J.A.ROBINSON and J.BARKLUND HISTORY OF COMPUTING 21. The Turing-Wilkinson lecture series on the Automatic Computing Engine 381 B.J.COPELAND 22. A lecture and two radio broadcasts on machine intelligence by Alan Turing 445 B.J.COPELAND 23. Repairs to Turing's Universal Computing Machine 477 D.W.DAVIES 24. W.S.Jevons: his logical machine and work on induction and boolean algebra 489 J.C.SHEPHERDSON Up to Machine Intelligence main page.
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