Michael Thielscher's "Systems with General Intelligence"
Watch this lecture about general problems in AI, working through slides provided on the right-hand side of the screen. After you watch, you should be familiar with the chess-as-an-intelligent-system example, understand what general game playing is about, and identify the major questions with which general AI is concerned. Do not let yourself get bogged down by the details; work for a general understanding of AI.
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