Drawing on resources as apparently diverse as German Idealism, theoretical computer science, advances in interactive logic, engineering, and scientific epistemology, Reza Negarestani’s Intelligence and Spirit constructs a new and highly original framework for a philosophy of intelligence in which the prospects of the future of intelligence, both human and artificial, can be systematically explored.
Adapting and extending Kant’s transcendental philosophy and Hegel’s account of the collective and social nature of geist, Negarestani’s inquiry into the conditions of possibility for nonhuman intelligence culminates in the question of the artificial, as the AGI research program converges with the program of philosophy as an ongoing practice of self-artificialization.
In conversation with Robin Mackay, Negarestani will outline the philosophical, ethical, and political themes of Intelligence and Spirit, discussing the origins and development of his work, the notions of superintelligence and singularity, and the relation between AI and philosophy, as well as the critical methodologies advocated in the book and its emphasis on the importance of models and play.
Miguel Abreu Gallery
88 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Doors open at 7pm. Seating is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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