“Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence” – John Searle | Talks at Google

Curb your AI enthusiasm, Ray.John Searle Ray is Ray Kurzweil, renowned futurist and author of books on artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and the technological singularity. Kurzweil—sitting right up front—was the first person to raise their hand and ask Searle a question after his talk at Google. The philosopher's reply was just brilliant. Making a fundamental distinction… Continue lendo “Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence” – John Searle | Talks at Google

“The fascination of artifice. Valéry and Cioran” (Ciprian Vălcan)

International Workshop on the Historiography of Philosophy: Representations and Cultural Constructions, 2012 Borrowing a number of favorite themes from Valery's thought, Cioran sets for himself the goal of systematically contradicting Valery's solutions; he does that by relying on the force of the irrational, the unpredictable and the ephemeral,  in an attempt to demonstrate the error… Continue lendo “The fascination of artifice. Valéry and Cioran” (Ciprian Vălcan)