Artificial Intelligence Review

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 67–77 | Cite as

The trouble with AI

  • R. Forsyth


This paper argues that AI is best defined in terms of its implicit goal—the creation of thinking beings by means other than biological reproduction. Thus AI can be seen as a devious and sophisticated form of birth control. A discussion of the prospects for AI research from this viewpoint follows. It is concluded that the total extermination of the human species would be a better test of whether AI has succeeded than Turing's celebrated ‘imitation game’.


Neural Network Artificial Intelligence Complex System Nonlinear Dynamics Birth Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Forsyth
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  1. 1.Warm Boot LtdNottinghamUK

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