World-class chess, Go, and Jeopardy-playing programs are impressive, but they prove nothing about whether computers can be made to achieve AGI.
I have to admit the event was kind of dull compared with the Behe debate. But Josh gave a nice presentation with AI/consciousness basics.
Is the “singularity” coming, as Kurzweil argues there and elsewhere, when machines equal and then quickly surpass human intelligence?
This book is built on solid science. It’s going to be harder than ever for critics to spit it out just because they don’t like its taste.
A New Yorker obit for naturalist atheist philosopher Jerry Fodor noted Fodor’s dismissal of the “natural selection” cult but, surprisingly, did not offer polite contempt.