My Take by Alex Lo
How Taoist teachings can expose the hype and pretensions of artificial intelligence
- The Taoist classic, the ‘Zhuangzi’, portrays human intelligence as a combination of practical experience and embodied skills that deeply embed and enrich the doer/thinker in the world or environment he inhabits. Such an intelligence cannot be captured, perhaps even in principle, by computers, however ‘smart’
Alex Lo has been a Post columnist since 2012, covering major issues affecting Hong Kong and the rest of China. A journalist for 25 years, he has worked for various publications in Hong Kong and Toronto as a news reporter and editor. He has also lectured in journalism at the University of Hong Kong.