Here’s the Second draft of Chapter 1 – Introduction to The Alchemists’ Guide to AI. This explains the whole idea. Probably too radical for many. But after 70 years of zero demonstrable progress towards its original goal of AGI, the Artificial Intelligence project really needs to start looking at alternative explanations of its machine and of the mind. That’s the argument, and the Alchemists’ Guide offers an alternative conceptual framework. But of course (How else could it be?) this means abandoning computation as an explanation of the mind – and of the machine!