The Frame Problem

[Revised entry by Murray Shanahan on February 8, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] To most AI researchers, the frame problem is the challenge of representing the effects of action in
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[Revised entry by Murray Shanahan on February 8, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] To most AI researchers, the frame problem is the challenge of representing the effects of action in logic without having to represent explicitly a large number of intuitively obvious non-effects. But to many philosophers, the AI researchers' frame problem is suggestive of wider epistemological issues. Is it possible, in principle, to limit the scope of the reasoning required to derive the consequences of an action? And, more generally, how do we account for our apparent ability...

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