Fragmentation Of Intelligence, How AI Blurs The Big Picture

PARIS — See things from above, from the top of the hill. That old advice derives from the Stoics and has been cited in many ways throughout Western history. The meaning remains the same: to step back and see “the bigger picture,” as they say. The ancients saw it as a spiritual exercise. Since then, throughout periods of modernization, this concept has been used to construct global theories, make parallels and provide holistic views. This trend is now shifting as we are become increasingly specialized. In other words, intelligence has become fragmented. This is the case with artificial intelligence. In the 1960s, the holy grail was a machine capable of thinking like a human. Around Marvin Minsky — an MIT researcher and author of The Society of Mind — teams…


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