Red-Herring Fallacy: Irrelevant topic presented to divert attention from relevant topic.
Example: Graduate study and Budget
Undistributed Middle Fallacy: People assume when A = C and B = C, than A = B, but this is not true.
Examples: A = Teenagers, C = 2-legged, B = Ostriches
A = Living, C = Humans, B = Plants
Handout: Termites inspire paper pusher
-Discussion on presentations
Is trying to learn about intelligence by building something mechanical based on a human brain which is not mechanical contradictory?
Are the people doing this claiming intelligence as some sort of discovery?
-Bomb-on-the-cart problem: Can it be solved with consistency of sensors and being in close touch with immediate environment?
What about processing versus if/then solutions? Robots must go through step one to get to step two, we don’t (short-term to get to long term versus long-term always in mind).
And what about self-correction?
Homunculus Problem: The “little man” in our head running the show. This is a fallacy: circular processing, never answer questions.
Where would we go in our thoughts on intelligence of humans and computers if there was a homunculus - would that be the end of it except trying to reinvent that in a computer?
Mental or physical autonomy versus situatedness: different levels of each and how related to intelligence?
-100% autonomy can never be achieved
-Self-sufficiency in robots versus humans: Finishing tasks and making choices not to versus breaking down