My newest post, “How Google’s Artificial Intelligence Killed Plato,” is up at The Huffington Post technology section. In this I look at one possible outcome of Google’s new leap in AI for philosophy and religion.
And in all honesty, I’m just geeking out.
As I was catching up on my mile-long “unread” list on Google Reader, I was noting the discussion of Google’s new accomplishment in artificial intelligence from the end of June (while I was on vacation and ignoring the news) and one morning last week I heard an NPR discussion on it again. Then it dawned on me: Google’s artificial intelligence killed Plato.
This post at HuffPost technology is the result of that realization:
The big announcement in artificial intelligence at the end of June was that Google’s computers taught themselves to recognize cats. I’m really hoping this won’t lead to more animated gifs of cats in various stages of things wacky and madcap….It took over two millennia, but perhaps Google’s results are also a response to the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato.
Continue reading the full piece at The Huffington Post.