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The Next Seven Billion AI Programs, a For Sceptics talk with studio resident Tim Kindberg

The Next Seven Billion AI Programs, a For Sceptics talk with studio resident Tim Kindberg

Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio

Talk

Please note: This event took place in July 2019

Join us for our last Lunchtime Talk before we take our summer break. We are delighted to finish our Lunchtime Talk series with another of Studio Resident Tim Kindberg's for sceptics talks, this time he's tackling AI.

Artificial intelligence, in any meaningful sense, doesn't exist. Every example of what is sometimes taken to be AI is in fact a case of the 'robotic fallacy': we mistake an instance of seemingly intelligent behaviour for the existence of an intelligent faculty.

This talk will ask about a major aspect of what constitutes intelligence in human beings - our amazing faculty for creating and using systems of symbols - and the paradox of how this intelligence arises in our make-up.

It will ask why we have made so little progress towards the goal of AI. Is intelligence intrinsically analogue, not digital? Or can we somehow facilitate the evolution of our digital counterparts as symbolically adept beings?