James Moor, conference Director, Introduction
Carol Folt and Barry Scherr, Welcome
Carey Heckman, Tonypandy and the Origins of Science
John McCarthy, What Was Expected, What We Did, and AI Today
Marvin Minsky, The Emotion Machine
Ron Brachman and Hector Levesque, A Large Part of Human Thought
David Mumford, What is the Right Model for 'Thought'?
Stuart Russell, The Approach of Modern AI
Geoffrey Hinton & Simon Osindero, From Pandemonium to Graphical Models and Back Again
Rick Granger, From Brain Circuits to Mind Manufacture
Oliver Selfridge, Learning and Education for Software: New Approaches in Machine Learning
Ray Solomonoff, Machine Learning — Past and Future
Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Learning to be Intelligent
Peter Norvig, Web Search as a Product of and Catalyst for AI
Rod Brooks, Intelligence and Bodies
Nils Nilsson, Routes to the Summit
Eric Horvitz, In Pursuit of Artificial Intelligence: Reflections on Challenges and Trajectories
Eric Grimson, Intelligent Medical Image Analysis: Computer Assisted Surgery and Disease Monitoring
Takeo Kanade, Artificial Intelligence Vision: Progress and Non-Progress
Terry Sejnowski, A Critique of Pure Vision
Alan Bundy, Constructing, Selecting and Repairing Representations of Knowledge
Edwina Rissland, The Exquisite Centrality of Examples
Bart Selman, The Challenge and Promise of Automated Reasoning
Trenchard More The Birth of Array Theory and Nial
Eugene Charniak, Why Natural Language Processing is Now Statistical Natural Language Processing
Pat Langley, Intelligent Behavior in Humans and Machines
Ray Kurzweil, Why We Can Be Confident of Turing Test Capability Within a Quarter Century
George Cybenko, The Future Trajectory of AI
Charles J. Holland, DARPA's Perspective
Jonathan Schaeffer, Games as a Test-bed for Artificial Intelligence Research"
Danny Kopec, Chess and AI
Shay Bushinsky, Principle Positions in Deep Junior's Development
Daniela Rus, Making Bodies Smart
Sherry Turkle, From Building Intelligences to Nurturing Sensibilities
J. Storrs Hall, Self-improving AI: An Analysis
Selmer Bringsjord, The Logicist Manifesto
Vincent C. Müller, Is There a Future for AI Without Representation?
Kristinn R. Thórisson, Integrated A.I. Systems
Eric Steinhart, Survival as a Digital Ghost
Colin T. A. Schmidt, Did You Leave That 'Contraption' Alone With Your Little Sister?
Michael Anderson & Susan Leigh Anderson, The Status of Machine Ethics
Marcello Guarini, Computation, Coherence, and Ethical Reasoning
AI@50, formally known as the "Dartmouth Artificial Intelligence Conference: The Next Fifty Years" (July 13–15, 2006), was a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Dartmouth workshop which effectively inaugurated the history of artificial intelligence. Five of the original ten attendees were present: Marvin Minsky, Ray Solomonoff, Oliver Selfridge, Trenchard More, and John McCarthy.
While sponsored by Dartmouth College, General Electric, and the Frederick Whittemore Foundation, a $200,000 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) called for a report of the proceedings that would:Analyze progress on AI's original challenges during the first 50 years, and assess whether the challenges were "easier" or "harder" than originally thought and, why
Document what the AI@50 participants believe are the major research and development challenges facing this field over the next 50 years, and identify what breakthroughs will be needed to meet those challenges
Relate those challenges and breakthroughs against developments and trends in other areas such as control theory, signal processing, information theory, statistics, and optimization theory.
A summary report by the conference director, James Moor, was published in AI Magazine.