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We`re already using neural networks to shorten otherwise intractable algorithms that would need to be brute-forced, like path-finding. The notion that a computer could truly "think" is a little ridiculous, in my opinion.
However, I fell that them being our overlords is quite far off, if it happens at all. If we give it the ability to have abstract thought, then we must worry. Abstract thought give humans the ability to distinguish friend from foe, it also has given us mathematics, art, religion and more. As robots become mainstream, we will likely instill the 3 Asimov laws, and hope that they view themselves as our slaves, or our children, and us as their masters or their parents. Simply, they will come to hold immense power one day, hopefully they will feel that humans (an perhaps only some humans) are worthy of livin
I LOVE JAMES MAY!
i just want to say that i wasn`t quoting anybody, i was high and referencing a conversation i had about three years ago, but i wasn`t quoting anybody.
Ok, this is a poopee (shows a toy)and this is a car (shows a slug)
From Everything Will Be Okay by Don Hertzfeldt: "[Bill] began to think of people in a new light; how everyone`s just little more than that frightened, fragile brain stem, surrounded by meat and physics, too terrified to recognize the sum of their parts, insulated in the shells of their skulls and lower-middle-class houses, afraid of change, afraid of decisions, afraid of pain, stuck in traffic, listening to terrible music."
...then what`s art?
@yes_finn: I agree with most of what you said, but I`ll still recommend Godel, Escher, Bach, which compares a brain to an anthill.
However, consciousness exceeds "seeing and recognizing." It involves the ability to take an alien concept and relating it to familiar concepts. Think of it like the one part of Whose Line is it Anyway where they would find as many (humerous) uses for a random object as possible.
You`re absolutely right about the brain and its similarities to a computer. There is no "magic liquid" that gives the mind consciousness. Consciousness is just the representation of the mind processing the 5 senses.Currrently, scientists compare the most powerful supercomputers in the world having maybe the thinking capacity of a roosterroach. Memory does not denote intelligence. Library databases know the name and location of every book in the entire library, but you don`t see it going off and solving every problem in mankind. Someday, we will be able to recreate the mind, whether by hardware are a very sophisticated a.i. program. Either way, the time will come when the complete layout of a human brain`s nueral connections can be copied into a machine or program. Then we`ll see if this soul thing really exists.
What it will be able to do, much as we are able to do, is rewrite and reorganize relationships in data.
The ability to abstract into ideas, which was what this robot has shown on a very, very basic level is similar to what we do.
When we see a mini-cooper, we actually do a bit of generalization and think on our ideal "car". This gets modified a little later down the path with more information and by the time it gets to our conciousness, comes out as "mini-cooper".
This is like when you can`t remember the right word for a thing, you often remember something close to it, maybe a sound it makes, maybe what it does, or some other classification.
Don`t believe me? Look at the second post by redfusionD, he`s associated the host with a show.
@theHUSHSOUND biology gets INCREDIBLY inte
@tanfoo: the robot builds a three dimensional image in it`s brain the same way we do. the only way we recognize and compare two dimensional images with each other is by imagining them with more than two dimensions. you see the picture of a cat and you can understand it because you know the cat`s shape, and because you know that usually a picture is of something that was originally three dimens
i think that`s spot on jsatan, and davymid, i don`t think that a robot can be programmed to "pretend" or imagine.
Cant wait for a few more years.
Baby steps, Amaq. Baby steps.
I`m just going to say one word. Terminator.
Corny yes, but I thought it was kinda funny.
Thank you! Though this video is definitely signs that maybe in a few years robots and artificial intelligence will make huge strides. Thanks to logical programming languages and the affordability of large storage today it`s way more doable than it ever has been before.
I was also very impressed when Asimo guessed that the Mini Cooper was "maybe toy car", it knew enough to extrapolate from what it knew about other toy cars.
Can`t wait for the robot apocalypse! :D