Embodied cognition and Artificial Intelligence

An article in the New York Times that examined how close we are to achieving artificial intelligence elicited three letters to the editor, one of them from my Ph.D. dissertation advisor Art Glenberg (along with his colleague Dennis Proffit).  He argues from the perspective of research in “embodied cognition” that AI is impossible without an accompanying body, and cites my dissertation research as one demonstration of that requirement.


How will the evidence from embodied cognition influence efforts to achieve AI?  Will it hinder them, or can embodied cognition research help to advance those efforts?   Such questions are pondered by students in the UWW Transhumanist Association.

The letters to the editor can be found here.