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Intelligent Design and Artificial Intelligence — The Connection

David Klinghoffer

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It seems obvious on a moment’s reflection: intelligent design and artificial intelligence have something in common, and that is intelligence. What’s the significance of that? In an illuminating conversation for ID the Future, Robert Crowther talks about the connection with Dr. Robert Marks of Baylor University, co-author of the recent book Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics.

Marks and his fellow researchers have shown that evolution isn’t computable, meaning it can’t be successfully modeled — “There exists no model successfully describing undirected Darwinian evolution,” as Marks puts it. And you know what? The qualities that make human intelligence special are similarly not computable.

That, as Professor Marks explains among other helpful observations, makes fantasies about AI robots taking over the world, developing consciousness, or displacing the human race incompatible with reality. Listen to the podcast here.

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