Updated: Sep 13, 2022
We cannot speak of consciousness today without including the state of AI. In an early post, we saw that AI is arguably more accurately described as "active inference," rather than artificial or intelligence. In this Nature paper, published 29 August 2022, the interdependence of AI and HI (Human Intelligence) is explored through, "the connection between two fields, artificial intelligence (AI) and transhumanist posthumanism."
"AI understands what is real from within a virtual world, whereas HI creates what is virtual in a real world" (Yu-cheng, 2020a, p. 120). Marvin Minsky defines AI as “the science of designing machines capable of doing things that require intelligence when they are done by humans”. Co-pioneering with Minsky, John McCarthy elaborates on AI as “any intellectual activity can be described with sufficient precision to be simulated by computer science, electronics, and cognitive sciences” (Lexcellent, 2019, p. 5). For both of them, it seems that the term “intelligence” can be defined, realized, or imitated by and through certain designs of machines (Floyd and Bokulich, 2017; Husbands et al., 2008). Back in 1950 when Alan Turing considered the question “Can machines think?” He reframes the question with a game called the “imitation game” (Turing, 1950, p. 433).