This misanthropic drive among the elites to is not only wrongheaded, it is dangerous.
The key missing ingredient in machine intelligence is the ability to appreciate context, do analysis, and make appropriate inferences.
Wilder Penfield concluded that free will is not in the brain — it is an immaterial power of the mind.
“I had to understand what people were and what the mind was in order to make sense of neuroscience! And I still find that.”
James Shapiro’s recent paper points out, with examples, that bacteria meet the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of “cognitive.”