Intelligence is Unstoppable

Theories of a AI-Free Future

Berkeley professor of philosophy Hubert Dreyfus is one of the preeminent critics of the idea of Artificial General Intelligence. Dr. Dreyfus, a phenomenologist best known for his work on Heidegger, believes that there are basic ideational reasons why AGI is not possible. The main reasons are a) that AI researchers use faulty reasoning when considering biological models of the brain; b) that it is incorrect to posit an epistimological model in which intelligence follows mathematical or ordered rules; and that it is incorrect to imagine an ontological model in which intelligence is composed of discrete points or elements, like an atomic structure.

This video shows Dreyfus discussing Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty in relation to AI and the internet.

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