The distinction between artificial and natural virtues that dominates the virtue ethics of the Treatise is almost entirely absent from the moral Enquiry; the term Ëœartificialâ„¢ occurs in the latter only once in a footnote.
Even I, the anti-geek, am familiar with the term artificial intelligence.
This flattering promise of computing by Minsky had received a severe beating by history, in that, more than a generation later, by 2000's, "the failed promises ofAIcontinue to haunt AI research, as the New York Times reported in 2005: 'Computer scientists and software engineers avoided the term artificial intelligence for fear of being viewed as wild-eyed dreamers.'"
He doesn't like the term "artificial intelligence," but that's what he's talking about -- an algorithm that keeps learning, growing and improving its performance.
The idea of simulating human intelligence had been discussed for decades, but the term "artificial intelligence" - originally used to help raise funds to support the conference - stuck.