Published: 1 July 2018
Tags: ai, philosophy
A little bit old, but more relevant than ever with the recent explosion in the AI as a service industry. David Chapman discusses how there is no one agreed-upon set of criteria for what counts as progress in the field of artificial intelligence.
- AI has always borrowed criteria, approaches, and specific methods from at least six fields: science, engineering, mathematics, philosophy, design, and spectacle
- Because the criteria are incommensurable, they suggest divergent directions for research and produce sharp disagreements about what methods to apply
- "Meta-rationality means figuring out how to use technical rationality in specific situations"