Monday, January 7, 2008

Skeptic throws cold water on AI claims

As linked from Ken McLeod, eSkeptic Website rains on the Strong AI hopefuls' parade.

I'm always suspicious about any AI skeptics who don't at least mention the explorations of self-referential semi-random systems by Douglas Hofstadter. His approach seems most likely to avoid the Scylla of Minsky's reasoning-machine approach and the Charybdis of overly imitative neural models that simulate the brain without thinking about what thought is. But I haven't heard of anything new coming out of the Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies team, so that might be a dead end for all I know.

It's just as well. I'd like to start collecting social security before the robot takeover.

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