Open Mind Common Sense

The biggest problem facing artificial intelligence today is how to teach computers enough about the everyday world so that they can reason about it like we do—so that they can develop "common sense." We think this problem may be solved by harnessing the knowledge of people on the Internet, and we have built a website to make it easy and fun for people to work together to give computers the millions of little pieces of ordinary knowledge that constitute "common sense." Teaching computers how to describe and reason about the world will give us exactly the technology we need to take the Internet to the next level, from a giant repository of web pages to a new state where it can think about all the knowledge it contains; in essence, to make it a living entity.