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Marks: Human Exceptionalism in a World of AI

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Dr. Robert J. Marks directs Discovery Institute’s Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence. His book Non-Computable You: What You Do that Artificial Intelligence Never Will  got a shout-out and a well-written review over at The Federalist. David Weinberger writes:

Ever wonder whether computers will one day be capable of doing everything that human beings can? If so, pick up the recent book by engineer and computer scientist Dr. Robert J. Marks, Non-Computable You: What You Do That Artificial Intelligence Never Will. Marks explains what makes human beings unique, and therefore why no computer will ever match all [our] human capabilities. To be sure, computers excel humans at many tasks — but only tasks that are “algorithmic,” or that entail step-by-step instructions to complete, such as calculating probabilities, retrieving information, or executing functions.


You can read the rest of the excellent write-up here, and be sure to purchase the book to learn more about the unique exceptional place of human beings in a world of artificial intelligence.

Cross-posted at Mind Matters News.