ERIC Number: ED316205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
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Is Artificial Intelligence Intelligent?
In order for information to be stored and processed in a computer, it must be reduced to data and organized and systematized in accordance with the rules and principles of formal logic. Reducing manifold reality to data for use by the computer results in loss of information because an arbitrary screening of data eliminates that gathered by the uniquely human modes of cognition (kinetic, emotive, and symbolic). For this reason, it is argued, it is not surprising that women are most skeptical of new information technology. The development in women--to a greater degree than in men--of kinetic, emotive, and symbolic modes of knowing has been the product of socialization and the division of labor in society, and is in opposition to the principles embodied in information technology. It is argued that the closing out of these modes of cognition resulting from the reduction of holistic experience to data is a limitation of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, and that an effort to achieve holism should be promoted. (GL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at a Conference entitled "LEFT ALIVE" (London, England, October 29-November 4, 1984).