Computers as Clever as Humans? Argumentative Essay by Quality Writers

Computers as Clever as Humans?
This paper opposes Marvin Minsky's argument that artificial intelligence can be compared to human intelligence.
# 99611 | 912 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 16, 2007 in Philosophy (Logic) , Computer and Technology (General)

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The paper explains Minsky's argument, that artificial intelligence is essentially plausible and attainable because it is little understood in the same way that the human mind is, in certain respects, little understood. The paper agrees that, while perhaps humans must redefine the concept of intelligence as it applies to artificial intelligence, the basis of Minsky's rationale, when he argues that artificial intelligence might be comparable, now or in the future, to human intelligence, is flawed.

From the Paper:

"Minsky's first dimension of human intelligence that is reexamined is creativity and what typically characterizes creativity. Minsky says that, "...we ought to be annoyed by our ignorance of how we get ideas - and not just our "creative" ones. We're so accustomed to the marvels of the unusual that we forget how little we know about the marvels of ordinary thinking" (par.7). What the author hopes to establish is that creativity is nothing more than a restructuring of qualities that everyone possesses relevant to the capacity to think. By extension, he hopes to establish the fact that artificial intelligence can be characterized and developed in the same manner; that is, by developing standardized process and procedures that redefine what characterize intelligence itself irrespective whether it is human or artificial."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Minsky, Marvin. "Why People Think Computers Can't." AI Magazine, vol.3/iss.4(1982).

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