AlphaGo, Locked Strategies, and Eco-Cognitive Openness
AbstractLocked and unlocked strategies are at the center of this article, as ways of shedding new light on the cognitive aspects of deep learning machines. The character and the role of these cognitive strategies, which are occurring both in humans and in computational machines, is indeed strictly related to the generation of cognitive outputs, which range from weak to strong level of knowledge creativity. I maintain that these differences lead to important consequences when we analyze computational AI programs, such as AlphaGo, which aim at performing various kinds of abductive hypothetical reasoning. In these cases, the programs are characterized by locked abductive strategies: they deal with weak (even if sometimes amazing) kinds of hypothetical creative reasoning, because they are limited in what I call eco-cognitive openness, which instead qualifies human cognizers who are performing higher kinds of abductive creative reasoning, where cognitive strategies are instead unlocked. View Full-Text
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Magnani, L. AlphaGo, Locked Strategies, and Eco-Cognitive Openness. Philosophies 2019, 4, 8.
Magnani L. AlphaGo, Locked Strategies, and Eco-Cognitive Openness. Philosophies. 2019; 4(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Magnani, Lorenzo. 2019. "AlphaGo, Locked Strategies, and Eco-Cognitive Openness." Philosophies 4, no. 1: 8.