Artificial Intelligence

The definition of artificial intelligence is a touchy topic. There are two extreme stances on the concept of artificial intelligence. The Turing Test.

Cover of the book Willpower and Artificial Intelligence. Venus and the body of Cupid, Louvre.




Author: José Tiberius



5. Definition of artificial intelligence

There are different, even contradictory, meanings of this term.

Both words, intelligence and artificial are problematic. The book Intelligence, Intuition, and Creativity deals with the first one,  and the second one is a term-limited to what is performed by human beings. However, which is artificial, it is natural because human beings are part of nature.

Sphere with plasma light (Public domain image)
Sphere with plasma light

Generally speaking, there are two extreme stances regarding the concept of artificial intelligence: one postulating the impossibility of its existence for being a characteristic of life and not of a machine, and the other one, accepting any artificial decision-making system as simple as it may be.

The famous Turing Test is in the middle of the definition by requiring the machine to behave like a human in its responses. It is an anthropomorphic idea.

This meaning is not only entirely accepted; nonetheless, its decisions might be in many aspects more accurate than human ones.

A different perspective would lead us to try to achieve the direct manifestation of a level of the essence of Life in things and energy perceptible by humans.

It is a problematic subject, let us digress and say that the application of the epistemological principles of the optimization of any complex dynamic system could help develop the first line of empirical approximation, creating an auto-regulated system with an animated goal, sensitive enough to detect its portion of liberty.



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When Princiosa finished the book,
she went to the kitchen,
speaking to herself,
to prepare the afternoon snack:

–I am hungry.
Me too.
I am going to eat.
I agree.
No need!–