The multi-mind effect

Selmer Bringsjord, Konstantine Arkoudas, Deepa Mukherjee, Andrew Shilliday, Joshua Taylor, Micah Clark, Elizabeth Bringsjord

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Abstract

Courtesy of experiments carried out by such thinkers as Wason, Johnson-Laird, and Kahneman & Tversky, there is overwhelming empirical evidence that the vast majority of logically untrained humans are unable to reason in context-independent, normatively correct fashion. However, the multi-mind effect, which is predicted by our earlier success at teaching this kind of reasoning, and also by our general theory of human and machine reasoning, shows that while individual persons (with rare exceptions) are unable to solve problems that demand context-independent reasoning, groups of persons can often solve such problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2007
Pages43-49
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2007 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2007
Volume1

Other

Other2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2007
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period6/25/076/28/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Bringsjord, S., Arkoudas, K., Mukherjee, D., Shilliday, A., Taylor, J., Clark, M., & Bringsjord, E. (2007). The multi-mind effect. In Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2007 (pp. 43-49). (Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2007; Vol. 1).