### Will thinking humanly be easier?

by Forrest Sheng Bao http://fsbao.net

In AI, planning is a pain in the ass, because automated planner is not practical so far. We want the planner to find a rational solution of our problem. Then it takes a lot of time to find the rational plan. For example, it may take much longer time for an automated planner to find a plan to land several incoming jet in even a small airport than a human navigator. Aviation fuel is very expensive and if a jet run out of gas it will crash.

What if we allow the planner to find an incorrect plan some time? I mean, humanly. Human beings make mistakes. Rationality is hard for us. Otherwise, we wouldn't create the word stupid,'' at least in Chinese, English and German. But we have been leaving with it for at least thousands of years according to documented history.

If we could find a proper balance between computing time and correctness of the solution, then thinking humanly could be a better choice for automated planning.

One step forward, do we really think (e.g., logic reasoning, satisfiability checking) when making a plan? If not, then we need to teach computers using our way to find a plan rather than teach them a new fancy way called think/act rationally.''

I think, therefore, I am? No, I am a human, therefore, I am.