Brains, Thinking and Knowledge Podcast Episode #2: “Questions about Intelligence in Artificial Intelligence”

Second is a podcast series on brains, thinking and knowledge by cognitive scientist and philosopher David Cycleback, this episode looks a four key questions about artificial brains, or artificial intelligence.

  1. How can the existence of intelligence in a computer be confirmed?
  2. Do the AI intelligence tests really identify thinking?
  3. Does it matter if a computer is really thinking?
  4. Can we ever know if artificial intelligence has real thinking, sentience and consciousness?

These questions may seem simple to answer, yet they are profoundly challenging and have long been debated by the greatest minds in the field, including Alan Turing, Marvin Minsky and Hubert Dreyfus.


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