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Science Studies and Machine Intelligence

Science studies and machine intelligence
H. M. Collins

MACHINE intelligence is a relatively new topic in science studies, therefore a simple survey would not necessarily represent the promise of this fast-growing field. My review, then, is as much a forward-looking setting out of the ground as it is a survey. I will try to develop a classification of the relationship between science studies and machine intelligence, using illustrations along the way, while worrying less about complete coverage of every publication. I apologize in advance to all those absentees who ought to have been mentioned.

There is another problem—defining the rubric. Construed one way, machine intelligence is a narrow topic, coextensive with artificial intelligence (AI). Construed another way, pocket calculators are intelligent machines as ...

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