exactly...it's all based on a tautology...a faulty ontology. The Computability Function is not a computing paradigm, it's reductive.
'AI' is complex machines following instructions. That's what it is. The rest is people projecting their own emotions onto inanimate objects.
When I say "it's a tautology" what I mean is, it's based on linguistic distinctions only. Not actual, functional distinctions.
A tautology says, "If people think a pile of shit is a steak dinner, then it becomes a steak dinner"
That's an extremem example, but it's actually not that far off from what 'teh singularity' crowd are doing with 'ai'
I'm a telecommunications engineer and cyberneticist...my MS is in Information & Comm Science and I'm ABD in System Science
I'm working on promoting the *Cybernetic* ontology as the foundational paradigm for computing.
Cybernetics for computing would be a combination of Claude Shannon, Norbert Weiner, Lovelace, and others...
In the cybernetic paradigm, the Atanasoff-Berry Computer is the prototypical advancement.
ahem...i'm tweeting about this using the #cybernetics hashtag...it's my way of trying to promote the idea