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‘Machines à Comparer les Idées’ of Semen Korsakov: First Step Towards AI

  • Valery V. ShilovEmail author
  • Sergey A. Silantiev
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 491)

Abstract

This paper is devoted to forgotten Russian scholar Semen Korsakov and describes his life and scientific activity. The particular attention is paid to Korsakov’s main achievement – invention of five “intellectual machines”. These machines could be considered as the very first attempt to design a mechanical device capable to perform such intellectual operations as data analysis, comparison, and selection.

Keywords

Semen Korsakov Logical machine Intellectual machines Homeoscope Ideoscope Comparator 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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