David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 21 (1):47-74 (1990)
No kind of technology has had such a profound effect upon our lives and society as the new knowledge-based systems which start to overcome the traditional computer technology. Few areas of science raise such high expectations and meet with so much sceptical resistance as Artificial Intelligence (AI). So it is the task of philosophy of science and technology to analyze the factual methodological possibilities of AI-technology. After a historical sketch of AI-development (Chapter 2), the technological foundations of expert systems are described (Chapter 3). It is a surprising result of analysis that expert systems are technical realizations of well-known philosophical methodologies. In this very sense, AI is not only technology, but philosophy too (Chapter 4). On the other hand the question arises if knowledge-based systems can support the work of philosophers of science who want to explain the process of scientific research, inventions, and discoveries. This application of AI for the philosophical professionals is discussed in the 5th chapter. In the 6th chapter some scenarios of AI-technology are described which are expected in the nineties. Then, besides philosophy of science and technology, we have to consider the ethical questions which arise in evaluating the factual impact of AI-technology on our lives and society
|Keywords||artificial intelligence knowledge-based systems philosophy of science philosophy of technology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Omar E. M. Khalil (1993). Artificial Decision-Making and Artificial Ethics: A Management Concern. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 12 (4):313 - 321.
Asterios G. “Stell” Kefalas (2011). On Systems Thinking and the Systems Approach. World Futures 67 (4-5):343 - 371.
Eric Higgs, Andrew Light & David Strong (eds.) (2000). Technology and the Good Life? University of Chicago Press.
Carlos Gershenson, Behaviour-Based Knowledge Systems: An Epigenetic Path From Behaviour to Knowledge.
Larry Stapleton, David Smith & Fiona Murphy (2004). Systems Engineering Methodologies, Tacit Knowledge and Communities of Practice. AI and Society 19 (2):159-179.
Rolf Struve (1992). Wissensbasierte Systeme — Utopie Und Realität. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 23 (2):315 - 322.
Mathieu Cornelis, Nathalie Grandjean & Claire Lobet (2008). To Be or Not To Be a Behaviorist? Facial Recognition Systems and Critical Knowledge. Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, 2008. ISM 2008:597-601.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads18 ( #212,565 of 1,911,368 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #455,910 of 1,911,368 )
How can I increase my downloads?