Don't Conflate Turing Machines and Dishwashers (warns Edward A. Lee)


18 December 2019

Have you heard this before?

"If we're just smart enough we can design anything."

"Every physical process is a Turing machine computation."

It's time to be less naive, says Edward A. Lee in his 2019 talk, entitled "Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism." This talk is a follow-up on Lee's 2017 book "Plato and the Nerd" (which I discussed here) and a precursor to his book: "The Coevolution: The Entwined Futures of Humans and Machines," MIT Press, 2020.