Selmer Bringsjord & Naveen Sundar G.: Given the Web, What is Intelligence, Really?

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Selmer Bringsjord & Naveen Sundar G.: Given the Web, What is Intelligence, Really?

  1. 1. Given the Web, What is Intelligence, Really? Selmer Bringsjord & Naveen Sundar G. Department of Computer Science Department of Cognitive Science Lally School of Management & Technology Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Troy NY 12180 USA selmer@rpi.edu • govinn@rpi.edu October 5 2011 Philosophy & the Web 2011 Thessaloniki GreeceMonday, October 31, 2011 1
  2. 2. “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  3. 3. “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  4. 4. “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  5. 5. “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  6. 6. “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  7. 7. “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  8. 8. Labyrinth (on the Web) “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  9. 9. Labyrinth (on the Web) “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  10. 10. Labyrinth (on the Web) “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  11. 11. Labyrinth (on the Web) “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3 “Standing at Guard A’s door, this: ‘Guard A, if I were to ask Guard B whether this door leads to paradise, what would he say?’ ”Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  12. 12. Labyrinth (on the Web) “You face two doors, and must pass through one. One door leads to certain death; the other to paradise. Each door has a guard. One guard always lies; the other always tell the truth. You can ask one question. What should you ask?” “Genius” W3 “Standing at Guard A’s door, this: ‘Guard A, if I were to ask Guard B whether this door leads to paradise, what would he say?’ ” Descartes: “You’re no genius! You merely found that reply on the Web!”Monday, October 31, 2011 2
  13. 13. But: The W3 offers more than simple answers! Eg, it offers methods, algorithms, and so on.Monday, October 31, 2011 3
  14. 14. “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  15. 15. “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  16. 16. “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  17. 17. “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  18. 18. “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  19. 19. “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  20. 20. Recipe for Gourmet Lasagna “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  21. 21. Recipe for Gourmet Lasagna “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  22. 22. Recipe for Gourmet Lasagna “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  23. 23. Recipe for Gourmet Lasagna “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3 “Here you are.”Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  24. 24. Recipe for Gourmet Lasagna “Please bake lasagna for me.” “Genius” W3 “Here you are.” Descartes: “You’re no gourmet chef! You merely found that recipe on the Web!”Monday, October 31, 2011 4
  25. 25. But: The fact remains that data is unusually effective!Monday, October 31, 2011 5
  26. 26. Descartes: “Agreed. But no amount of merely syntactic processing of the data suffices for intelligence. The intelligent person is capable of resourcefulness in problem-solving—but if one goes outside oneself to a crutch like the Web, all bets are off.”Monday, October 31, 2011 6

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