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Stephen Downes

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I'll probably move on from this type of post in the future, but for now it remains relevant, especially for educators. Shannon Vallor writes, "the most ordinary human does vastly more than the most powerful AI system, which can only calculate optimally efficient paths through high-dimensional vector space and return the corresponding symbols, word tokens or pixels." Human intelligence, argues Vallor, is fundamentally different from AI. I think it's a bit of a straw man to point to the obviously limited capacities of today's AI. The argument is, "Why would a machine that works on silicon not be able to perform any of the computations that our brain does?" And what would the brain be doing other than computations?

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