Naturalness of Artificial Intelligence

  • Jan Romportl

Abstract

This position paper offers an answer to the question about the difference between artificial and natural. By building up a dichotomy between physis and logos, it argues that this difference is given by language and by what can be grasped with words. It concludes with an assertion that Good Old-Fashioned AI (GOFAI) cannot create anything natural, whereas emergent AI can, because emergent phenomena are intrinsically natural, which is a very important fact for the AI field. The paper also offers a view on the difference between the roles of an AI engineer in GOFAI and in emergent AI.

Keywords

artificial natural intelligence logos physis language horizon emergentism GOFAI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Romportl
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Interdisciplinary Activities, New Technologies Research CentreUniversity of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Cybernetics, Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversity of West BohemiaPilsenCzech Republic

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