We are pleased to have Robert Kowalski, who is an Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London, join us for this ART-AI seminar entitled ‘Can AI help humans to be more intelligent?’ on Tuesday 20th June 2023, 12.15pm-13.15pm (BST). Marina De Vos will chair. This is an online event taking place on Microsoft Teams. For more information, please e-mail [email protected].
Can AI help humans to be more intelligent?
In this talk, Robert Kowalski and ChatGPT will exchange ideas about whether and how advances in symbolic AI can be used by humans to improve their own human intelligence. These advances include a better understanding of:
- Thinking top-down and thinking bottom-up. (Also known as backward reasoning and forwards reasoning.)
- The relationship between language and thought.
- The difference and relationship between being logical and being rational.
- The meaning of life.
Kowalski’s views on these matters are presented in the book: Computational Logic and Human Thinking: How to be Artificially Intelligent. ChatGPT’s views are based on its training, using 100 trillion parameters, 300 billion words and 570 gigabytes of text data.
Robert Kowalski is an Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London. His research is concerned both with developing human-oriented models of computing and computational models of human thinking. His early work in the field of automated theorem-proving contributed to the development of logic programming in the early 1970s. His later research has focused on the use of logic programming for knowledge representation and problem solving. It includes work on the event calculus, legal reasoning, abductive reasoning and argumentation. He received the IJCAI award for Research Excellence in 2011, and the JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists in 2012.