Your Brain Is Not the Hard-Wired Machine You Think It …
Your brain is not the hard-wired machine you think it is
Alan Turing in one of his famous papers said that by the end of the century he expected "Éthe use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.", There are at least four ways in which we might move toward such a state of affairs: i) Machines get better at mimicking us; ii) We become more charitable to machines; iii) We start to behave more like machines; iv) Our image of ourselves becomes more like our image of machines.
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It seems to me that the analysis of skill, knowledge, human abilities, or whatever one wants to call the sets of activities for which we use our minds and bodies, must start from this distinction and that understanding how much of what we do can be taken over by machines rests on understanding the same distinction.
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This is not a modern problem. Descartes faced up to it in the 17th century, as he pondered the differences between humans and animals. And his answer has had such an immense influence on the founders (and later practitioners) of Symbolic AI, that I think it is worth looking at closely. He wrote:
Human Knowledge: Foundations and Limits
The first of these is that they would never be able to use words ... as we do to declare our thoughts to others: for one can easily imagine a machine made in such a way that it expresses words, ... but one cannot imagine a machine that arranges words in various ways to reply to the sense of everything said in its presence, as the most stupid human beings are capable of doing.