Dr. Mark Humphrys

School of Computing. Dublin City University.

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Introduction to AI



Unsolved problems in science

The problem (or the related set of problems) of how the brain, intelligence, consciousness and "free will" work is one of the great unsolved problems of science.


How does science talk about this?

This is obviously a huge issue, that we do not have time to cover.

For an introduction to how science (rather than, say, science fiction) addresses these questions, see:

Future Science

The long-term future

Timescale - If AI is solved, if we understand the brain, if we build intelligent machines, when will this happen?

"Voting Machines Elect One Of Their Own As President", from The Onion.

Don't let the machine make the decisions!
AI nukes the earth in Terminator 3.

My notes on Philosophy of AI

  1. Philosophy of AI

  2. Philosophy and Future of AI

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On the Internet since 1987.

Wikipedia: Sometimes I link to Wikipedia. I have written something In defence of Wikipedia. It is often a useful starting point but you cannot trust it. Linking to it is like linking to a Google search. A starting point, not a destination. I automatically highlight in red all links to Wikipedia and Google search and other possibly-unreliable user-generated content.