Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Minds And Machines: The Limits Of Turing-Complete Machines

[O]ur goal is to initiate a broader dialogue around understanding the prospects and limits of Turing-complete machines in such simulation endeavors, starting with creative decision making, but hopefully extending in future to understanding the simulation of individual and organizational learning, intelligence and lack thereof...Consciousness is, of course, a contentious issue. Philosopher of the mind Gilbert Ryle argued that we are not conscious at all, but merely have propensities to behave in certain ways given certain stimuli — a form of logical behaviorism. More, much of computer science is still deeply wedded to strong artificial intelligence according to which a sufficiently complex network of logic gates, electronic or bowls of water, will "emerge" into consciousness. However, there is no reason to suppose that such a network could solve the frame problem. Thus we argue that strong artificial intelligence is a non-starter. more

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