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Uncomputable Thought (excerpted from p. 481)

A

(P)
If the scientific study S of a's, guided by the maxim that a's are F's of type T, is not to be at best merely a bridge to future work which, unlike S, is veridical, then a's are F's of type T.
(2*)
AI is the scientific study of people from an information-processing perspective, and is guided by the maxim that people are computers of type 0 or less.
(4)
People aren't computers of type 0 or less.

Therefore:
(5)
AI is at best merely a bridge to future work which, unlike AI itself, is veridical.



Selmer Bringsjord
Thu Apr 18 11:35:07 EDT 1996