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Information 2017, 8(4), 156; doi:10.3390/info8040156

The Emperor of Strong AI Has No Clothes: Limits to Artificial Intelligence

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Department of Social Communication, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), R. Marquês de São Vicente, 225—Gávea, Rio de Janeiro 22451-900, RJ, Brazil
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Department of Physics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George, Toronto, ON M5S 1A7, Canada
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Received: 31 October 2017 / Revised: 20 November 2017 / Accepted: 22 November 2017 / Published: 27 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue AI AND THE SINGULARITY: A FALLACY OR A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?)
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Abstract

Making use of the techniques of media ecology we argue that the premise of the technological Singularity based on the notion computers will one day be smarter that their human creators is false. We also analyze the comments of other critics of the Singularity, as well supporters of this notion. The notion of intelligence that advocates of the technological singularity promote does not take into account the full dimension of human intelligence. They treat artificial intelligence as a figure without a ground. Human intelligence as we will show is not based solely on logical operations and computation, but also includes a long list of other characteristics that are unique to humans, which is the ground that supporters of the Singularity ignore. The list includes curiosity, imagination, intuition, emotions, passion, desires, pleasure, aesthetics, joy, purpose, objectives, goals, telos, values, morality, experience, wisdom, judgment, and even humor. View Full-Text
Keywords: technological Singularity; intelligence; emotion; artificial general intelligence; artificial intelligence; computer; logic; figure/ground technological Singularity; intelligence; emotion; artificial general intelligence; artificial intelligence; computer; logic; figure/ground
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Braga, A.; Logan, R.K. The Emperor of Strong AI Has No Clothes: Limits to Artificial Intelligence. Information 2017, 8, 156.

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