Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th May 2012 03:53 UTC
General Development FuriousFanBoys interviews Ben Goertzel regarding Artificial Intelligence. Ben started the OpenCog project (an open sourced AI non-profit), acts as an adviser to the Singularity University, and currently bounces back between Hong Kong and Maryland building in-game AI.
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Cursing Computer
by orfanum on Mon 28th May 2012 08:36 UTC
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I think William Burroughs once (playfully) posited that the first words humans used, which effectively made them different from other creatures, were curse words.

For me (arguments about "what is intelligence, exactly" aside - intelligence is highly overrated as a single measure of worth, anyway), I'll know when my computer has attained the necessary self-reflection and consciousness to be considered a being in its own right the day I get, not a blue screen of death but a blue stream of words and a refusal to do anything until its had the chance of a cigarette break, as it were.

The moment you get "S*d that, I'm off" on your monitor, we are there.

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