What your computer still can't know: A refutation of Bringsjord's refutation of searle's refutation of Bostrom and Floridi

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Abstract

I refute Bringsjord's attempted refutation of Searle, who has argued against two recent visions: Bostrom's super-intelligence (post-humanism) and Floridi's info-spheres (information revolution). My refutation derives from the impossibility of Turing machines to compute consequential information not linked with observations of its output. Placing post-humanism and information revolution under a philosophical perspective leads to an identification of an unspoken presupposition in both: universalism of meaning. A philosophical theory of information needs a semiotic theory of signs and representations that take information to be a property of signs that are linked with their interpreting minds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat Social Robots Can and Should Do - Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016/TRANSOR 2016
EditorsSoren Schack Andersen, Johanna Seibt, Marco Norskov, Marco Norskov
PublisherIOS Press
Pages280-290
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventCFP Robophilosophy 2016/Research Network for Transdisciplinary Studies in Social Robotics, TRANSOR 2016 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: Oct 17 2016Oct 21 2016

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Volume290
ISSN (Print)0922-6389

Conference

ConferenceCFP Robophilosophy 2016/Research Network for Transdisciplinary Studies in Social Robotics, TRANSOR 2016
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period10/17/1610/21/16

Keywords

  • Info-spheres
  • Information revolution
  • Philosophy of information
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of signs
  • Post-humanism
  • Searle
  • Super-intelligence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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