Harry R. Schwartz

Software engineer, nominal scientist, gentleman of the internet. Member, ←Hotline Webring→.

Artificial Flight and Other Myths

Published 16 Feb 2010. Tags: computer-science, flight, science.

a reasoned examination of A.F. by top birds

Aaron Diaz has written another fun piece of satire. Though I’ll grant that defining “intelligence” might be slightly more difficult than defining “flight.”

Strong A.F., as it is defined by researchers, is any artificial flier that is capable of passing the Tern Test (developed by A.F. pioneer Alan Tern), which involves convincing an average bird that the artificial flier is in fact a flying bird.