The Essence of Simulation and Artificial Intelligence
American Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 10-19
Received: Dec. 26, 2018; Accepted: Apr. 2, 2019; Published: Jun. 18, 2019
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Tianjin Feng, Department of Electronic Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, P. R. China
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Abstract
In response to the controversy over whether machines can think and the queries on artificial intelligence (AI), this paper clarifies that the essence of simulation and AI (i.e. simulation intelligence) should be pursuing assimilation (similartaxis) as well as keeping dissimilation to a prototype (natural intelligence). Both commonness and obvious otherness (individuality) must exist between them. This is a ‘Both/And’ thinking mode and not a simplified exclusive ‘Either/Or’ thinking. Based on four definitions and five hypotheses, some corollaries are educed logically to clarify the relation between machine intelligence and human mind and to answer the queries on AI. This paper points out that the ‘Either/Or’ thinking, such as ‘either true intelligence or false’ or ‘either whole mind or nothing’, resulted in some cognitive mistakes on AI and the mysticism had most deleterious consequences among the research of AI and cognitive science.
Keywords
Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, Thinking Mode, Consciousness, Spirit
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Tianjin Feng, The Essence of Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, American Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, pp. 10-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ajece.20190301.12
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