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Making AI Intelligible: Philosophical Foundations (Hardcover)

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Can humans and artificial intelligences share concepts and communicate? Making AI Intelligible shows that philosophical work on the metaphysics of meaning can help answer these questions. Herman Cappelen and Josh Dever use the externalist tradition in philosophy to create models of how AIs and humans can understand each other. In doing so, they illustrate ways in which that philosophical tradition can be improved.

The questions addressed in the book are not only theoretically interesting, but the answers have pressing practical implications. Many important decisions about human life are now influenced by AI. In giving that power to AI, we presuppose that AIs can track features of the world that we care about (for example, creditworthiness, recidivism, cancer, and combatants). If AIs can share our concepts, that will go some way towards justifying this reliance on AI. This ground-breaking study offers insight into how to take some first steps towards achieving Interpretable AI.

About the Author

Herman Cappelen, Chair Professor of Philosophy, University of Hong Kong , Josh Dever, Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin Herman Cappelen is chair Professor of Philosophy at The University of Hong Kong. He has written and co-authored several books and works in all areas of systematic philosophy. Josh Dever is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and Professorial Fellow at the Arche Research Centre at the University of St Andrews.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780192894724
ISBN-10: 0192894722
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2021
Pages: 184
Language: English