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Are Computers Smarter than the Average 8-year-old? A Philosophical Look at Artificial Intelligence, a Wise Habits event

Intuitively, we tend to believe that there is something in human intelligence that machine intelligence will never accomplish. However, as Artificial Intelligence advances, conquering areas that we never thought possible, some researchers express unprecedented optimism about the future of machine intelligence. What philosophical presuppositions are behind either position? Can these philosophical considerations provide an educated guess on what the future of AI holds?

Dr. Margaita Vega is a Professor of Philosophy at DSPT with research interests in, among others, personhood and philosophy of mind.

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