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Hardware, Embedded Systems Artificial intelligence is still a long way from delivering the human intelligence in robot form that has long been common in science fiction.
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RE: It will happen quickly
by ilovebeer on Sun 24th Jun 2012 17:34 UTC in reply to "It will happen quickly"
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I have the impression that it can happen before 1000 years from now, which would be, from an evolution standpoint, extremely fast.

Of course, all sorts of things can happen, firstly a global ecological catastrophe and complete natural resources exhaustion that will appropriately send 1000 years backwards our descendants.

Evolution can occur very very quickly in a short time span, or very very slow over a lengthy time span. Generally, the more complex the organism, the longer it takes. But, that's shown not to always be the rule.

What defines intelligence is still highly debated but if we can replicate the tools which produce intelligence, which I believe eventually we will, I see no reason why intelligence can't be manufactured or at least encouraged by our influence.

I believe once "we" have a matured and thorough understanding of what life is and how it's created in nature, we'll realize it's far less mysterious and possibly the product of divinity rather than a `simple` equation.

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