Thursday, June 23, 2022

Non-Computable YOU By Robert J. Marks


Non-Computable YOU

What You Do That Artificial Intelligence Never Will

By Robert J. Marks

 Are Future Humans Doomed to Be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence?

 Artificial intelligence has largely replaced travel agents, tollbooth attendants and mapmakers, but will smart machines / AI someday replace attorneys, physicians, military strategies, and world leaders? What about composers, painters, and novelists? Are we doomed to obsolescence by tomorrow's ultra-powerful artificial intelligence? Robert J. Marks, a pioneer in computing intelligence, says, "no way." In his new book, Non-Computable You: What You Do That Artificial Intelligence Never Will Marks says as impressive as AI is, it doesn't hold a candle to human intelligence... and it never will. How does he know? The answer can be stated in one word: algorithm.

In NON-COMPUTABLE YOU, you will learn:

·    The difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and artificial general intelligence (AGI);

·    That AI has achieved many incredible things - and continues to do so... but that there are certain problems AI will never solve;

·    That AI will never be sentient;

·    About examples of how AI doesn't have common sense;

·    Why AI will never be creative;

·    That artificial general intelligence, or AGI, will never be achieved by computers;

·    That there is a cult religion forming around AI called the AI church; and

·    Why great minds like Henry Kissinger and Stephen Hawking are wrong about AI.

Catch a glimpse of the geniuses behind today's AI - their foibles, follies, and friendships - as told by someone on the inside. Under the author's steady and winsome guidance, learn about the exciting possibilities for artificial intelligence, but also hear how many of the heady claims for AI are provably overblown. Marks shows why there are some powers AI will never possess, no matter what. These powers belong to another - to NON-COMPUTABLE YOU.

"Emotions that make us human will never be duplicated by a machine," says Marks. "These include compassion, love, empathy, elation, sadness, fear, anger, disgust, pleasure, pride, excitement, embarrassment, regret, jealousy, grief, hope, and faith. Properly defined, creativity, sentience, and understanding are also on the list. These and other non-algorithmic traits are evidence of NON-COMPUTABLE YOU."

Machine intelligence may someday have the proper code to duplicate all human attributes. Impersonate, perhaps, but experience, no. AI will never be creative or have understanding. Machines may mimic certain other human traits but will never duplicate them. AI can be programmed only to simulate love, compassion, and understanding.

"Written brilliantly by an expert who served as Editor in Chief of a leading AI journal and who helped lay the foundations of the field."

--Jacek M. Zurada, PhD Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert J. Marks II, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, School of Engineering & Computer Science, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Baylor University. He serves as the director of Discovery Institute’s Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence and hosts the Center's Mind Matters podcast. Marks is a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Optical Society of America.