What about the multiverse to explain the fine tuning of the laws and constants of physics? It is a solution of sorts, but it comes at a tremendous cost.
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.