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“It depends on what you mean by artificial intelligence.” Douglas Hofstadter is in a grocery store in Bloomington, Indiana, picking out salad ingredients. “If somebody meant by artificial intelligence the attempt to understand the mind, or to create something human-like, they might say—maybe they wouldn’t go this far—but they might say this is some of the only good work that’s ever been done.”
Hofstadter says this with an easy deliberateness, and he says it that way because for him, it is an uncontroversial conviction that the most-exciting projects in modern artificial intelligence, the stuff the public maybe sees as stepping stones on the way to science fiction—like Watson, IBM’s Jeopardy-playing supercomputer, or Siri, Apple’s iPhone assistant—in fact have very little to do with intelligence. For the past 30 years, most of them spent in an old house just northwest of the Indiana University campus, he and his graduate students have been picking up the slack: trying to figure out how our thinking works, by writing computer programs that think. ///
I'm reading Godel, Escher, Bach right now and it's really amazing in that it strikes at what consciousness really means. Without understanding what thinking and consciousness are, we will not likely develop true sentience in machines. ...unless perhaps by accident. As this article suggests, more modern approaches to AI use huge amounts of data-- basically the recorded thinking of other people-- to make machines seem to be able to think themselves by following the data.
- haz strange bonerutopian
- 3rd question in I stumped it. I asked if if dreamed, It said it has vivid dreams that it can't remember? I asked why don't you remember? No answer.ETM
- said she's a human, she travel, watch tv....ApeRobot
- it's ridiculous...feels more like talking to a parser than any AI...but I bet UBS paid quite some $$$ to make this happen.uan
Why It Matters That Human Poker Pros Are Getting Trounced By an AI
Given the early results, it appears that we’ll soon be able to add Heads-Up, No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker (HUNL) to the list of games where AI has surpassed the best humans—a growing list that includes Othello, chess, checkers, Jeopardy!, and as we witnessed last year, Go.
Also check out the tv series HUMANZ season 1
2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Artificial Intelligence
"Isaac Asimov’s famous Three Laws of Robotics might be seen as early safeguards for our reliance on artificial intelligence, but as Alexa guides our homes and automated cars replace human drivers, are those Three Laws enough?
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, hosts and moderates a lively discussion about how A.I. is opening doors to limitless possibilities, and if we’re ready for them. The 2018 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate took place at the Museum on February, 13, 2018."
- I'd watch that if it weren't hosted by deGrasse Tyson, who I find mostly insufferable.detritus
- thanks for sharing ... @detritus, insufferable why?monospaced
- Yeah, why Det? He's not exactly a cunt and he's generally spreading nice 'viiiibes' about science maanIanbolton
- I ended up watching this and my gf who is listening in the background asked "why does this idiot keep interrupting? Let them speak!". Which sums it updetritus
- So meta – an interruption within an interruption! But I kind of see your point, and never noticed before, and can now never watch him again ;-)Ianbolton