What Computers Can't Do: The Limits of Artificial Intelligence

What Computers Can't Do: The Limits of Artificial Intelligence

Hubert L. Dreyfus


Hubert Dreyfus has been a critic of synthetic intelligence learn because the Sixties. In a sequence of papers and books, together with Alchemy and AI (1965), What desktops Can't Do (1972; 1979; 1992) and brain over desktop (1986), he awarded an overview of AI's growth and a critique of the philosophical foundations of the sector. Dreyfus' objections are mentioned in so much introductions to the philosophy of synthetic intelligence, together with Russell & Norvig (2003), the traditional AI textbook, and in Fearn (2007), a survey of latest philosophy.[1]

Dreyfus argued that human intelligence and services count totally on subconscious instincts instead of wide awake symbolic manipulation, and that those subconscious abilities may by no means be captured in formal ideas. His critique used to be in line with the insights of recent continental philosophers reminiscent of Merleau-Ponty and Heidegger, and was once directed on the first wave of AI study which used excessive point formal symbols to symbolize fact and attempted to minimize intelligence to image manipulation.

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