Epistemological Implications of Artificial Intelligence

  • Thomas A. Brody


The term “artificial intelligence” covers a multitude of sins against last century’s common sense, all of which propose exploiting electronic computers for effects which in some sense correspond to human intelligence. The field’s coverage ranges from automatic language translation to automated mathematics, passing through chess playing, medical diagnosis, and satellite photograph analysis, for example. Initially little more than an academic diversion, artificial intelligence has recently found a series of important and considerably interesting applications. The construction and industrial exploitation of intelligent robots is not unlikely in the near future; the possibilities are good enough for companies little prone to pursuing chimeras, like General Motors in the United States or Hitachi in Japan, to invest considerable sums in them.


Perceptual Process Epistemic Model Epistemological Implication Chess Playing Epistemic Level 
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