AI is neither Artificial nor Intelligent

The most curious thing about Artificial Intelligence is, as Kate Crawford of Microsoft asserts, it is neither artificial nor intelligent. Information-processing and encoding is precisely what nature (as physics, complexity, biological systems, sentience, intelligence, culture and technology) always and already do. Intelligence is a distributed property of nature and it is only in the very specific, particular or often enough peculiar aspirations to reflexive psychological (and emotional) control that we assert as technology that we tend to think of it as in some sense artificial. Intelligence is an endemic property of nature itself.

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