Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence

Editors: Müller, Vincent C. (Ed.)

  • This book presents cutting-edge research work on computing, cognition and ethics for artificial intelligence
  • Papers included in this book were presented at the Philosophy & Theory of Artificial Intelligence conference, held in October 3-4, 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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Can we make machines that think and act like humans or other natural intelligent agents? The answer to this question depends on how we see ourselves and how we see the machines in question. Classical AI and cognitive science had claimed that cognition is computation, and can thus be reproduced on other computing machines, possibly surpassing the abilities of human intelligence. This consensus has now come under threat and the agenda for the philosophy and theory of AI must be set anew, re-defining the relation between AI and Cognitive Science.

We can re-claim the original vision of general AI from the technical AI disciplines; we can reject classical cognitive science and replace it with a new theory (e.g. embodied); or we can try to find new ways to approach AI, for example from neuroscience or from systems theory. To do this, we must go back to the basic questions on computing, cognition and ethics for AI. The 30 papers in this volume provide cutting-edge work from leading researchers that define where we stand and where we should go from here.

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“This book comprises a very broad and interesting collection of extended versions of papers from the 2011 conference on Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence. … this book would be a valuable reference for researchers not only from AI and philosophy, but also those working in the vast number of disciplines that influence their development. The philosophical nature of the discussions should appeal to anyone interested in the big picture of where the discipline is headed.” (Gerardo Simari, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2012)


Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Machine Mentality?

    Berkeley, Istvan S. N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • ‘Quantum Linguistics’ and Searle’s Chinese Room Argument

    Bishop, John Mark (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • The Physics and Metaphysics of Computation and Cognition

    Bokulich, Peter

    Pages 29-41

  • The Two (Computational) Faces of AI

    Davenport, David

    Pages 43-58

  • The Info-computational Nature of Morphological Computing

    Dodig-Crnkovic, Gordana

    Pages 59-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence
Editors
  • Vincent C. Müller
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31674-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31674-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31673-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43683-3
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 418
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