The Android Myth

The Android Myth

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The Android Myth is a broadside against the notion that computers can acquire qartificial intelligenceq and be able to think as humans do, even perhaps replacing humans one day. Instead of advancing his argument on purely technical grounds, the author takes the unusual approach of analyzing the evidence from paleoanthropology, archaeology and history to elucidate how humans learned to think. He then asks and answers the basic question of whether computers ever duplicate the kind of thought that the evolvement of our species has suited us for. Keith Chandler describes himself as an intellectual nomad, moving from subject to subject and pitching his tent wherever there seems to be a philosophical problem that has defied solution by conventional thinkers. However, while the subjects of his published works differ widely, they are united by his fidelity to the fundamental philosophy he calls qMental Realism.qQuite early on I came to the conclusion that problems in many areas are rooted in hidden assumptions of which those who deal with them are often not aware. So my approach has been to ferret out such assumptions, and try changing them toanbsp;...

Title:The Android Myth
Author: Keith Chandler
Publisher:iUniverse - 2002

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