Artificial Intelligence: Computers do not think

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Artificial Intelligence: Computers do not thinkBrian Stuart Vanessa Hong Ian Yunker Jarred Miranda Kevin Cronin Nick Stefanow


No Free WillHumanity  reason or logic or any of the other things that computers can do Humanity = intuition, sensuality, and emotion. Can machines be creative?


Computers can’t think because they don’t have a consciousness…What is a consciousness? the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact AWARENESS; especially : concern for some social or political cause the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought : MIND the totality of conscious states of an individual the normal state of conscious life the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes


No EmotionsComputers can only do what they are programmed to do People do not need reason to justify actions Almost every action involves an emotion i.e. anxiety  worse performance on a test Computers always take the test in the same way Emotions cause can a computer have an impulse?


No Learning Through ExperienceComputers do only what they are told to or programmed to do, they have no originality or creative powers. Supported by: EILZA effect which is reading more into computers their ability then is warranted


John Searle’s Argument: THE CHINESE ROOM


Searl’s Main Point:Searle wants his Chinese Room thought experiment to be an intuition pump that leads one to the conclusion that a computer (or a robot with a computer for a brain) running a program simply cannot be said to understand anything (in this case, Chinese).”


Computers Cannot Surpass ManComputers are limited by their creators While they can do some things faster than humans, everything they know or can do is derived from some human input


COMPUTERS CAN’T THINKNo free will No consciousness No emotions No creativity No learning through experience Programmed by man therefore…

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Last Updated: 8th March 2018

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