and I for one welcome our robot overlords

not really

The Plan

  • What is AI?
  • AI is not one thing
  • What's a mind?
  • The cognitive revolution
  • Intelligence as logic?
  • Makes sense right?
  • The game of chess
  • Block worlds
  • The Chinese Room
  • "Good ol' fashioned AI"
  • Intelligence as statistic?
  • A model of the brain?
  • Diagrams can be misleading
  • "Modelling data" becomes "learning from experience"
  • Deep learning
  • Panic Stations
  • Nick Bostrom
  • Existential threat
  • Killer robots
  • Ethics
  • Bias
  • AI arseholes
  • Interpretability
  • Brittleness
  • Working productively with AI
  • Healthy skepticism
  • Unhealthy skepticism
  • ML and humanities

Philosophy
meets
technology

Who dis?

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Themes

Artificial

"The time will come when the machines will hold the real supremacy over the world and its inhabitants

Every machine of every sort should be destroyed by the well-wisher of his species."

— Samuel Butler, JUNE 13, 1863

"The Navy revealed the embryo of an electronic computer today that it expects will be able to walk, talk, see, write, reproduce itself and be conscious of its existence."

— The New York Times, JULY 8, 1958

"Today we are close to creating a human brain inside a computer — an entirely new species."

— The New York Times, DECEMBER 7, 2018

Histories