Emergence of intelligence

This chapter attempts to address whether the former techniques of artificial implementation (presented in chapter 3) actually give rise to intelligence. Since no conclusive answer can be given within the scope of this thesis, I will bring forward two views on the possibilities and limitations of the artificial mind.

The computability of thought will be discussed in light of Sir Roger Penrose's theory of the laws of physics pertaining to our brain. He challenges whether thought, consciousness and the mind may be regarded as algorithmic. Furthermore he discusses implications such as non-computability of thought. Finally, I will bring forward some ideas from Alastair Channon..


Erik de Bruijn 2007-10-19