01 March 2011

Thoughts on AI in the 21st century

Sean Kelly and Hubert Dreyfus describe modern AI in Stanley Fish's regular New York Times column. A couple of lines caught my attention:

The new, embodied paradigm in AI, deriving primarily from the work of roboticist Rodney Brooks, insists that the body is required for intelligence.
And also:

The greatest danger of Watson’s victory [the computer that won "Jeopardy"] is not that it proves machines could be better versions of us, but that it tempts us to misunderstand ourselves as poorer versions of them.

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