AI and Domain Knowledge: Implications of the Limits of Statistical Inference


“With artificial intelligence, we are not crawling or walking or running,” booms the voice of actor and musician Common in 2018’s Microsoft AI TV spot. “We are flying.”1 This ad probably resonated with casual audiences who saw it throughout the NBA playoffs that year and beyond. More than any other aspect of digital technology, AI inspires imagination. Whether optimists or pessimists about AI’s impact, most see it as very powerful, becoming more powerful still, and perhaps limitless in the possibilities of what it can do.

Drafted by Christopher Eldred

Based on presentations by Michael Borrus and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
Significant editorial contributions from John Zysman and Mark Nitzberg

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Christopher Eldred
Publication date: 
October 1, 2019
Publication type: 
Working Paper