Are Our Thoughts Really Dot Products? – Towards Data Science


Recently, I wrote an article about how deep learning might be hitting its limitations and posed the possibility of another AI winter. I closed that article with a question about whether AI's limitations are defined just as much by philosophy as it is science. This article is a continuation of that topic. The reason I wrote this article is to spur a discussion on why despite so many AI winters and failures, people are still sinking costs to pursue artificial general intelligence. I am presenting a very high-level, non-technical argument that maybe belief systems are driving people's adamacy on what is possible and not just scientific research.