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 study because the Sixties. In a sequence of papers and books, together with Alchemy and AI (1965), What pcs Can't Do (1972; 1979; 1992) and brain over computing device (1986), he offered an review of AI's growth and a critique of the philosophical foundations of the sector. Dreyfus' objections are mentioned in such a lot introductions to the philosophy of synthetic intelligence, together with Russell & Norvig (2003), the normal AI textbook, and in Fearn (2007), a survey of latest philosophy.[1]

Dreyfus argued that human intelligence and services rely totally on subconscious instincts instead of wide awake symbolic manipulation, and that those subconscious talents may perhaps by no means be captured in formal ideas. His critique was once in accordance with the insights of contemporary continental philosophers similar to Merleau-Ponty and Heidegger, and was once directed on the first wave of AI examine which used excessive point formal symbols to symbolize fact and attempted to lessen intelligence to image manipulation.

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