Naturalness of Artificial Intelligence

  • Jan Romportl
Part of the Topics in Intelligent Engineering and Informatics book series (TIEI, volume 9)


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.


artificial natural intelligence logos physis language horizon emergentism GOFAI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Romportl
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  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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