A few years back I went to a lecture intended for professors and graduate students in philosophy. It was open to the public, even minimally publicized, but the second I entered the classroom I realized no other 'outsiders' had attended. The lecture turned out to be very technical, chock full of scholarly jargon. But after … Continue reading The Will to Believe
To understand this post, you might have to read part I and part II on phenomenology and artificial intelligence. The question I'm asking is not: Can computers think? Or: Can AI have consciousness? But: Can meaning "run ahead" for AI the way it does for us? Can we program intentionality, the "about-ness" or "directed-ness" toward … Continue reading Eidos and AI: What is a Thingamajig?
In the previous post, I put forth the question of whether Husserl's phenomenology could be of use to AI, weak or strong. This is a genuine question that I put out there to discuss...I have no thesis to support. Just curious to hear what you think. In writing this post, I realized I'd have to … Continue reading Intentionality and Meaning
Phenomenology is the study and description of experience as it's experienced, without the preconceived notions of what lies behind the experience. "Preconceived notions" can be common sensical or scientific. For more on Husserl's method of arriving at a phenomenological POV, see this. Artificial intelligence is, according to Wikipedia, the intelligence exhibited by machines or software. … Continue reading Phenomenology: Cotton Candy or Ripe Fruit for Artificial Intelligence?
Is it possible to dream without knowing it? I realize this sounds like the tree falling in the forest question, but I think your answer will reveal a lot about your philosophical views, specifically on the mind/body problem. Could be fun? Maybe? Well, let us go then, you and I... If we can dream without … Continue reading A Different Kind of Dream Analysis