Routledge, a leading publisher that champions the knowledge-maker, has announced the publication of a book by co-authors Jobst Landgrebe and Barry Smith. The book, Why Machines Will Never Rule The World — Artificial Intelligence Without Fear (Routledge 2022)
, presents the core argument that an artificial intelligence that could equal or exceed human intelligence—sometimes called artificial general
intelligence (AGI)—is for mathematical reasons impossible. It offers two specific reasons for this claim:
1. Human intelligence is a capability of a complex dynamic system—the human brain and central nervous system.
2. Systems of this sort cannot be modelled mathematically in a way that allows them to operate inside a computer.