Artículos con la etiqueta ‘lenguajes naturales’

Where the “it from bit” come from?

Por • 10 jun, 2013 • Category: Filosofía

In his 1989 essay, John Archibald Wheeler has tried to answer the eternal question of existence. He did it by searching for links between information, physics, and quanta. The main concept emerging from his essay is that “every physical quantity, every it, derives its ultimate significance from bits, binary yes-or-no indications”. This concept has been summarized in the catchphrase “it from bit”. In the Wheeler’s essay, it is possible to read several times the echoes of the philosophy of Niels Bohr. The Danish physicist has pointed out how the quantum and relativistic physics – forcing us to abandon the anchor of the visual reference of common sense – have imposed a greater attention to the language. Bohr did not deny the physical reality, but recognizes that there is always need of a language no matter what a person wants to do. To put it as Carlo Sini, language is the first toolbox that man has at hands to analyze the experience. It is not a thought translated into words, because to think is to operate with signs as reminded us by various philosophers from Leonardo da Vinci to Ludwig Wittgenstein. […]



A Fight to Win the Future: Computers vs. Humans

Por • 16 feb, 2011 • Category: Ciencia y tecnología

For the past four decades that basic tension between artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation — A.I. versus I.A. — has been at the heart of progress in computing science as the field has produced a series of ever more powerful technologies that are transforming the world.