Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jeopardy, Watson, AI: the limits of AI

There are so much crap going on around: Machines gonna beat human intelligence, etc. The so-called intelligence software on the IBM Watson is a special purpose program, special because it is designed to solve Jeopardy puzzles.

Hubert L. Dreyfus in his book "What Computers Still Can't Do: A Critique of Artificial Reason" discussed limits of the so-called Artificial Intelligence. He also mentions that many AI researchers just make bold claims based on the success of special purpose programs. Humans posess bodies; these bodies play enormous role in human acting, cognition, etc.

All those Ph.D's in CS, Artificial Intelligence from elite Universities should learn some critical thinking beyond thier chosen field. In this case, about human thinking, etc. They shud better read and understand works for Hubert Dreyfus.

His books:

What computers still can't do: A critique of artificial reason

On the Internet

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