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Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (RAIR) Laboratory
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Rensselaer AI and Reasoning Lab The Rensselaer Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (RAIR) Laboratory is located in rooms 1112 and 1201 of the Russell Sage Laboratory on the RPI campus.

Research and development in the RAIR Lab ranges across a number of applied projects, as well as across many of the fundamental questions AI raises (e.g., Are we machines ourselves? If so, what sort of machines?). Everything is to a high degree unified by the fact that the formalisms, tools, techniques, systems, etc. that underlie the lab's R&D are invariably based on reasoning.

Because of this, logic plays for us a central role (since, after all, logic is the science of reasoning), but reasoning can be implemented in many ways, and so to reach our goals we happily turn to whatever concretization of reasoning gets the job done.

RAIR Lab News

Announcing the workshop ... "Toward a Serious Computational Science of Intelligence" to be held in conjunction with The Third Conference on Artificial General Intelligence in Lugano, Switzerland on March 8, 2010. This workshop will be devoted to discussing research and development in AI and AGI (and computational CogSci) against a set of five requirements that, sadly, are rarely satisfied. Read More

"Bringing Second Life To Life: Researchers Create Character With Reasoning Abilities of a Child" Presentation
March 10, 2008

At a recent conference on artificial intelligence, a group of researcher lead by Selmer Bringsjord unveiled the "embodiment" of their success to date: "Eddie," a 4-year-old child in Second Life who can reason about his own beliefs to draw conclusions in a manner that matches human children his age.
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"Provability-Based Semantic Interoperability via Translation Graphs" Presentation
November 6, 2007

RAIR Lab researchers headed to New Zealand in November to present Provability-Based Semantic Interoperability via Translation Graphs at the International Workshop on Ontologies and Information Systems for the Semantic Web (ONISW 2007). The ONISW2007 paper introduced the translation graph as a formal method for enabling semantic interoperability between systems on the Semantic Web.

Micah Clark presented at NA-CAP 2007
July 26, 2007

RAIR Lab researcher Micah Clark presented Toward the Lying Machine at the 2007 North American Computers and Philosophy (NA-CAP 2007) Conference. The paper lays the foundation for a future lying machine that manipulates human beliefs through psychologically persuasive sophistic lies.