Friday, November 18, 2005

Cartesian Philosophy, Computational Idealism, and a Machine-in-a-vat

Once my ideals congeal beyond the state of utter ineffability, I will upload an interesting short essay on Cartesian Philosophy to my blog. I will attempt to expose contemporary research in artificial intelligence as overly Cartesian. Additionaly, I will try to explain how postmodern philosophy based on social constructivism is necessary to advance the field of computational intelligence. Relating my ideas to the Cartesian concept of a "brain in a vat," I will also paint a Matrix-like picture where the key player in the machine intelligence game is the internet.