Ernest Davis

Department of Computer Science,   Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,   New York University


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Address: Dept. of Computer Science, New York University, Room 329, 251 Mercer St., New York NY 10012 USA
Office hours (online): Tue 10-12 AM, Thu 2-3 PM, or by appointment


Current Course Web Page:     Artificial Intelligence, Monday & Wednesday, 11:00-12:15, online
Previous Course Web Pages
Academic Family Tree (Teachers and Students)
Notes on AI Topics
Computer Science Education At NYU

Automated Commonsense Reasoning: If you are interested in commonsense reasoning, you might like to look at the List of Benchmarks and Datasets for Commonsense Reasoning, my survey of these benchmarks, the Winograd Schema Challenge, and the CACM 2015 article surveying the state of the art by Gary Marcus and me.

If you are interested in the flaws in current large language models, my colleagues and I are assembling is a collection that you can view here and contribute to here.


Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust by Gary Marcus and me has been published by Pantheon Press.
Complete List of Research Papers
Research Papers with Abstracts
Surveys and Essays
Book Reviews
Writing for a General Audience
Recreational Writing
Curriculum Vitae

Non-technical Writing

I write book reviews and opinion pieces on topics ranging across computer science, mathematics, cognitive psychology, history of science, scientific biography, digital humanities, invented languages, and children's literature. These have been published in The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Financial Times, WIRED, Nautilus, Quartz, Technology Review, SIAM News, Computing Reviews, American Scientist, Mythprint, and the online New Yorker. I have also written a small collection of light verse entitled Verses for the Information Age.

Personal and Family Material