Artificial Intelligence Is Actually Superficial Intelligence | Mind Matters
The confusing ways the word “intelligence” is used belie the differences between human intelligence and machine sophistication
January 28, 2019
Auburn University computer engineers found that rotating an object easily confused machine vision.
Words often have more meaning than we hear at first. Consider colors. We associate green with verdant, healthy life and red with prohibition and danger. But these inferences are not embedded in the basic meaning of “red” or “green.” They are cultural accretions we attach to words that enable the richness of language. That, by the way, is one reason why legal documents and technical papers are so difficult to read. The terms used are stripped clean of such baggage, requiring additional words to fill the gaps.