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Bingecast: Robert J. Marks on the Limitations of Artificial Intelligence

Robert J. Marks talks with Larry L. Linenschmidt of the Hill Country Institute about nature and limitations of artificial intelligence from a computer science perspective including the misattribution of creativity and understanding to computers.

Other Larry L. Linenschmidt podcasts from the Hill Country Institute are available at HillCountryInstitute.org. We appreciate the permission of the Hill Country Institute to rebroadcast this podcast on Mind Matters.

Show Notes

  • 03:03 | Introducing Dr. Robert J. Marks II, Distinguished Professor at Baylor University
  • 05:25 | The gift of nerdhood
  • 06:28 | Nature as a source of creativity
  • 07:17 | STEM is not for everyone
  • 09:02 | Difficulties and opportunities in a university setting
  • 11:21 | About the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence
  • 15:50 | How do computers function?
  • 17:39 | Algorithms — recipes for computers
  • 18:56 | Some non-algorithmic human qualities
  • 20:12 | The Church-Turing Thesis and computing capability
  • 21:17 | Quantum computing
  • 22:55 | What is artificial intelligence?
  • 24:54 | Neural networks and their relation to artificial intelligence
  • 28:53 | What are things that computers will never be able to do?
  • 29:06 | Computers and creativity
  • 29:53 | Qualia
  • 30:46 | Do computers understand things?
  • 34:29 | Computers and ambiguity
  • 36:20 | Computers winning Go
  • 38:37 | The Algorithm-of-the-Gaps
  • 40:09 | Art by artificial intelligence
  • 41:17 | A computer is as good as its programmer
  • 46:12 | AI and self-learning
  • 48:09 | Swarm intelligence and unexpected solutions
  • 50:26 | Developing neural networks
  • 51:38 | Ethics and the misuse of artificial intelligence

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Bingecast: Robert J. Marks on the Limitations of Artificial Intelligence