Intelligence is not Artificial

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(These are excerpts from my book "Intelligence is not Artificial")

Rock Intermezzo: Welcome to the Machine


Rock music was perhaps the first art to envision the future of artificial intelligence. Klaus Schulze's "Cyborg" (1973), Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine" (1975) and Kraftwerk's "Man Machine" (1978) evoked a world in which humanity is merging with machine intelligence. Sci-fi cinema was still mostly about space travel, time travel, alien invasions, dystopias, nuclear monsters, but the first intelligent computers popped up in JeanLuc Godard’s “Alphaville” (1965), Stanley Kubrick’s “2001 - A Space Odyssey” (1968) and Joseph Sargent’s “Colossus - The Forbin Project” (1970), Michael Crichton’s “Westworld” (1973) and Donald Cammell’s “Demon Seed” (1977), and soon intelligent machines featured as supporting characters in several films including George Luca’s “Star Wars” (1977) and Ridley Scott’s “Alien” (1979).

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