, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 645–646 | Cite as

Eight legs good, two legs bad?

  • Richard EnnalsEmail author
Book Review

1. Common Sense, The Turing Test and the Quest for Real AI

Hector J Levesque

Cambridge MA, The MIT Press 2017


2. The Digital Mind: How Science is Redefining Humanity

Arlindo Oliveira

Cambridge MA, The MIT Press 2017

ISBN: 978-0-262-03603-0

3. Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

Peter Godfrey-Smith

London, William Collins 2017

ISBN: 978-0-00-822627-5

Today the limits of our AI literature are the limits of our world

For decades, we have been accustomed to reading books on Artificial Intelligence where the future potential is highlighted, with immediate objectives including securing funding for the next stages of research and development. Today the balance has changed: a number of major technology companies have invested large sums in AI and have announced ambitious plans. Now we can read expressions of caution from academics, who may fear that development programmes, with great expectations, are not always underpinned by sound...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AgderKristiansandNorway
  2. 2.Linnaeus UniversittyVaxjoSweden

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