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Karl Folkes

Karl Folkes

Program Specialist at New York City Department of Education
  • How artificial can or should “intelligence “ be, after all? For instance, can a machine, no matter how sophisticated, detect or diagnose deviant behavior or any kind of behavior that is presumed to be other than “the norm”? And in today’s world of alternative reality and alternative facts, what parameters

    How artificial can or should “intelligence “ be, after all? For instance, can a machine, no matter how sophisticated, detect or diagnose deviant behavior or any kind of behavior that is presumed to be other than “the norm”? And in today’s world of alternative reality and alternative facts, what parameters can be put in place for a machine to determine with a high degree of accuracy what is “true” and what is “false”? It seems to me such a machine might begin to scratch its head ( i.e., “reflect”), if it had one in the first place. It takes quite a bit of imagination to understand and to assert the “truth.” It takes even more imagination to engage in alternative truth. How capable is AI of engaging in and/or recognizing competing “truths”? I would wager that the AI machine would click the pause button, or perhaps even come to a full stop!