Intelligent beings in an electronic realis. An encounter
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The article concerns the topic of artificial intelligence as a growing and noticeable phenomenon in human reality. The large variety of self-decisional programs or devices which on a certain level imitate or accompany human activity, inclines us to reflect about the range of possibilities which electronics provides, e.g. in the aspect of the phenomenon of intelligence, processes of thinking or consciousness. There arise questions concerning the complexity and quality of the phenomenon of intelligence, e.g. its extra-biological substructure and also the possibility of treating intellectual processes as a property which can be found in cybernetic processes outside of biological beings. A part of this problematic has its origin in the work of Allan Turing, and nowadays we can find improved explications in the works of Hans Moravec. The phenomenon of artificial intelligence, called 'electronic intelligence' in the article in part for the above reasons, marks out a perspective of development which seems to be expanding and might possibly lead to a situation where the phenomenon of intelligence or processes of thinking, will be seen including electronic processes. The problematic of artificial intelligence also inspires contemporary creators of electronic art. In the article the author considers the interactive installations of Ken Finegold and David Rokeby, in which the question of artificial intelligence is submitted to artistic reflection.
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