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

Ahti Veikko Pietarinen*

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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
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Robophilosophy 2016/TRANSOR 2016
EditorsJohanna Seibt, Marco Nørskov, Søren Schack Andersen
PublisherIOS Press
Pages280-290
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997085
ISBN (Print)9781614997078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
EventCFP Robophilosophy 2016/Research Network for Transdisciplinary Studies in Social Robotics, TRANSOR 2016 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
https://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/what-social-robots-can-and-should-do-proceedings-of-robophilosophy-2016-transor-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
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period17/10/1621/10/16
Internet address

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

User-Defined Keywords

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

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