Artificial Intelligence Intelligent Design Neuroscience

At Mind Matters News: Researchers: Our brains use data compression to get things right

Curiously, we humans often invent things by design for a purpose and yet, when we find the same things in nature, some conclude that

Takehome: Curiously, we humans often invent things by design for a purpose and yet, when we find the same things in nature, some conclude that there is no design or purpose in nature…

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At Mind Matters News: New AI learns to simulate common sense

The GPT-3 program can get through grammatical issues on which others stumble, says Robert J. Marks. It is a simulation because the AI can perform the task but does not “understand” what the concepts mean: The classic test for AI common sense is resolution of Winograd schema. Winograd schema contain vague, ambiguous pronouns. Common sense Read More…

Artificial Intelligence Extraterrestrial life

At Mind Matters News: Astronomer says, ET is more likely to be AI than to be a life form

Rees and colleagues assume that artificial intelligences can be creative thinkers. But the evidence so far is against that view. It’s not necessarily a matter of just ramping up the technology. By their very nature, computers compute but creative thinking is largely non-computational. We should keep that in mind when we encounter breathless media releases claiming to have overcome the problem.

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Eric Holloway: Move Over Turing and Lovelace – We Need a Terminator Test

The Turing test, and the Lovelace test, are attempts to determine if computers can show human-like intelligence. Holloway asks, what happens if researchers succeed in creating lifelike machines? in the sense of “wanting” things? “If we create an all-powerful artificial intelligence, we cannot assume it will be friendly. Thus, we need a Terminator test.”

Artificial Intelligence brains and computation vs contemplation Minds Panpsychism Philosophy

FYI/FTR: What is “Monism”?

This is just a note for record on what monism is (as opposed to dualism, Creation by a Supreme and maximally great and good being, etc). A useful point of departure is a diagram from Wikipedia on dualism (and they give only one type) vs monism: Wikipedia notes, next to this: Different types of monism Read More…