A discussion on the BBC World Service (H/T to David Livingston Smith). Artificial intelligenceCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityPhilosophy of mind
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For once the comments are quickly and pointedly onto this shallow techno-ebulliance that is so prevalent in techno-journalism. What is apparently lost on the writer is Lodge’s in-joke reference to a character from his own Thinks . . . – Ralph Messenger (supposedly based upon Dennett), director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of…
Here is an article from the latest issue of The Atlantic.
Turing machine: this via my chum David Livingstone Smith.
I’ve just completed reading Evan Thompson’s Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind, a work which I heartily endorse as the best statement yet of the enactivist theory of mind. I especially like his taking on the philosopher’s zombie and his chapter on Empathy and Enculturation. Last, but by no means least,…
An article from Silicon.com pitched at a general audience. I love the last photo caption: How long until robots are running off with someone’s wife?
Press release from MIT. Essentially, we want to rewind to 30 years ago and revisit some ideas that had gotten frozen,” he says, adding that the new group hopes to correct “fundamental mistakes” made in AI research over the years.