Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research

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Artificial versus Natural Intelligence: An Adendum to the Philosophy of Mind

KA Ojong


in modern science that is causing waves in the philosophy of mind. Can there be artificial minds? Can machines be made to think? Can machines be conscious? Is it possible for artificial intelligence to replace the human brain? These and similar questions pervade most discussions and philosophical polemics on the issue of artificial intelligence. While some analysts think that in a very fundamental sense, artificial intelligence is a myth; others argue that at least in principle, a machine can be constructed that will do anything that a human organism will. Thus, this paper seeks in the main, to examine what “artificial” intelligence is all about as well as the
prospects and limitations of “intelligent” machines, that is, what they can or cannot do as compared with the functioning of human or natural  intelligence.

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