Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong (The Atlantic)


I’m fascinated by creativity. What is it? Where does it come from? What makes human beings creative?

It’s an important question in the age of artificial intelligence. Will machines every be creative? Will they become conscious?

Chomsky was interviewed by The Atlantic in 2012. It’s an article I’ve revisited a number of times over the years. You can read the article above.

Chomsky argues that most work in artificial intelligence uses brute force to increase computational power. But there’s not much science behind what it is that makes humans and animals creative in the first place.

It reminds me of this conversation I shared in #ideajournal about the mind, consciousness and AI.