There is no artificial intelligence -- Communication at Casa dos Livros, Faculty of Arts of theUniversity of Porto

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Abstract

Physicalism consists in the idea that there is a world out there; It turns out that it is not experiential. It is a material world, where matter is something that can be exhaustively described by numbers or quantities. It is a world without qualities such as sounds, colors, flavors. The world is purely quantitative and, because we are part of that world, we are also purely quantitative. Physicalism argues that the entire world of qualities is generated in a not very well specified way and by a brain inside our head. Descartes attributed the domain of qualities to the thinking substance or subjectivity, where qualities are not part of reality. I want to argue that things like computers are in consciousness, but they are not conscious because they are not intelligent and never will be. Computers do not have a private life because this only happens to those who have an intellect that is irreducible to the cosmos. Only an immaterial entity can see the immeasurable qualities of the world that are the essences of reality. Human intelligence does not only result from greater complexity, but from the fact that human beings have an intellectual soul that allows them to see reality. Only an immaterial entity can see the essences of reality, such as beauty, truth and moral values that exist in a natural law that we perceive. Computers cannot make poetry or music because they are not — like us, humans — between two realms: the realm of spacetime and the realm of eternity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Nov 2023

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