Action

What do we mean by action?,  Prepared by: Aaron Bobick (MIT Media Laboratory)
    Using some of my own work as a source of confusion, "action" has been used to refer to everything from a simple sitting movement to the action of mixing ingredients in a bowl. Clearly the higher the level we address the more diverse and complicated the type of information required to make the assertion. While recent computer vision work has attempted to maintain as much distance as possible from AI/semantics/reasoning it seems difficult to maintain the separation if we are going to generate high level labels like "chopping" or "shoplifting."

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Action

 

           

 

   Affirmative action

      First published Fri Dec 28, 2001; substantive revision Fri Mar 4, 2005

          “Affirmative action” means positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business from which they have been historically excluded. When those steps involve preferential selection—selection on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity—affirmative action generates intense controversy.

Robert Stalnaker

 

 

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