Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
Professor Selmer Bringsjord
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Paper Assignments ||
-- Fall 01 -- On-Line Papers ||
- Paper 2 Fall 00: Same structure as Paper 1, but one
additional page allowed, and choose your main
thesis from material covered from after Searle stuff to and including
creativity. Due by 12noon Monday Nov 20, to Jean or Betty in Carnegie
Psychology Office, where they are personally collecting them for me.
Paper 1 Fall
Paper 2 Fall 98
Due November in-class Nov 19. They must be in at this time.
- Fall 00 Paper 3: topic
of your choosing (clear with me), length increased to
5 dsp, 1in margins all sides, some structure (take definite stand,
provide careful argument for stand, present best objection against
you, disarm objection).
-- Fall 01 -- On-Line Papers
a preprint of
Bringsjord, S., Bello, P., Ferrucci, D. (2001)
"Creativity, the Turing Test, and the (Better) Lovelace
Test," Minds and Machines 11: 3-27.
Bringsjord's Zombanimals paper
In Defense of Logical Minds
Minds, Brains, and Programs
"Real Robots and the Missing Thought-Experiment in the Chinese
Room Dialectic," forthcoming in Bishop and Preston's book
on Searle, forthcoming from OUP.
"Computing Machinery and Intelligence," by Alan Turing
Bringsjord's Zombie Papers
"Provisional Comments on Boden, Creativity, and BRUTUS"
( postscript ||
"Cognition is not Computation: The Argument From Irreversibility" (This
is an old version of a more robust paper coming out in Synthese.)
( pdf )
"Is Connectionist AI Bad Science?" (An unpublished opinion piece,
incorporated into the forthcoming book AI and Literary Creativyt, from
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"A Refutation of Penrose's New Godelian Case Against the
Computational Conception of Mind" (a rough draft; under construction)
( pstscrpt ||
Singularity," by Verner Vinge (Looking to meet some real
"believers" when it comes to the future arrival of
machines as smart or smarter than us?
Start here, and then move to Moravec, to whom Vinge refers.)
Web site, including
Compilation of On-line Zombie
and Dennett Dialogue on AI, Deep Blue,...
issue of Think; contributions from Harnad, Searle, Bringsjord,
Fetzer, Hayes, Dietrich, etc.
Coleman's "Godel Propositions for the Mind"
- Related to the movie AI
- To go to top level of Bringsjord's
web site for access to many relevant
publications, click here.
"Creativity, the Turing Test, and the (Better) Lovelace Test
- A recent quartet of books in which the computationalist line refuted
by Bringsjord in this course is set out and (to some degree) defended:
The Age of Spiritual
Machines Companion site to Ray Kurzweil's book. Contains excerpts and
extensive links to resources in computer science, artificial intelligence,
neurology, physics, biology, history, and the future.
- good starting point
for exploring cellular automata
- Web Pages of Some Thinkers Directly Relevant to This Course
- Related courses taught by Bringsjord:
- Bringsjord's "The Zombie Attack on the Computational of Mind" contains
a premise to the effect that artificial brains and brain parts are
physically, not just logically or mathematically, possible.
What's going on in the area of building artificial brain parts and brain?
Well, an artificial cochlea
exists, and it works amazingly well despite being rather
crude technologically. A semi-technical Web-site that is somewhat
useful (it contains references) is
It appears that these cochlear implants are actually being sold
A couple of sites about specific products are:
There are also some pages dealing with artificial retinas.
It looks like groups have proceeded as far as
clinical trials, but not to mass market. Here are some Web sites:
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