Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Daniel Dennett on Darwin and Turing’s “strange inversion of reasoning”

Posted 26 Jun 2012 / 0

The Atlantic “‘A Perfect and Beautiful Machine’: What Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Reveals About Artificial Intelligence

I like this idea of “competence without comprehension”. I think that this could apply to a lot of our cultural practices as well as to the brilliance of evolved biological adaptations.

I also appreciate the use of the “sorta” rhetorical device to point out that there is no identifiable point at which “comprehension” is achieved.

A Minor Post, Adaptation, Articles, Cognitive Ability, Evolution, Natural Selection

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