The University of Sussex

Methodological links between AI and other disciplines

Margaret A. Boden

AI could help create an interdisciplinary epistemology, integrating insights from many fields. Examples are discussed of links between AI and psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. Because AI deals with representational systems, it can admit that human subjectivity is a real phenomenon. So, contrary to popular belief, AI is not intrinsically dehumanizing. For the same reason, all programs are inherently challengeable. Education in "computer literacy" should stress these facts.

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