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Humanist Archives: Nov. 1, 2022, 6:38 a.m. Humanist 36.226 - 'intelligence'? Who cares?

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        Date: 2022-10-28 15:27:59+00:00
        From: James Rovira <>
        Subject: Is AI Intelligent? Who Cares?

Interesting article in Wired magazine today. For the most part, people
don't care if or how machine intelligence can be compared to human
intelligence -- all that matters are outcomes.

For my part, I think the real problem with the larger question is that we
can't define human intelligence; the human mind is computational, but it's
not *only *computational. It processes emotions, but not *only* emotions.
And the computational bits and the emotional bits aren't necessarily in
tight little boxes. It's possible to that people may experience emotions
associated with certain computational tasks, such as the thrill of
discovery, or nostalgia. Can a machine experience emotion without
biological bodies? Could a human being?

Jim R

Dr. James Rovira <>


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