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Geek stuff, sci-fi... Technologists and investors gather at the two-day Singularity Summit in San Francisco to discuss the benefits and risks of advancing artificial intelligence--and what to do in the event that machines one day out-think humans.
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RE: Human mind ---
by WereCatf on Mon 10th Sep 2007 18:42 UTC in reply to "Human mind ---"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

No artificial intelligence needs to replace the human mind. Human mind is a collection of memories, past things happened to us, burdened by genes from our fore-fathers, unstable and prone to errors and so on..Also, what is intelligence anyway? The ability to solve logical problems? The ability to react to unforeseen events? To dream and fantasize?

PS. If there was a god and he/she created the universe, god would be utterly incompetent to create a race as volatile as humans..

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RE[2]: Human mind ---
by GENIUS on Mon 10th Sep 2007 22:00 in reply to "RE: Human mind ---"
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2007-09-10

PS. If there was a god and he/she created the universe, god would be utterly incompetent to create a race as volatile as humans..

I disagree man has a brain to make choices if one chooses to do wrong they do so by free will.

A sovereign power is in control, mere man cannot comprehend or accept this it is by their choice yet again.

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RE[3]: Human mind ---
by Gullible Jones on Tue 11th Sep 2007 03:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Human mind ---"
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2006-05-23

PS. If there was a god and he/she created the universe, god would be utterly incompetent to create a race as volatile as humans..

I disagree man has a brain to make choices if one chooses to do wrong they do so by free will.


True enough, although our will is not completely free - there are chemical constraints on it. Just how large those constraints are is a good question, but they do exist.


A sovereign power is in control, mere man cannot comprehend or accept this it is by their choice yet again.


Either I'm reading the above sentence wrong or it contradicts itself...

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RE[3]: Human mind ---
by PLan on Tue 11th Sep 2007 04:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Human mind ---"
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2006-01-10

Rubbish. Man has no choice over the world God creates by his actions. His so called free will is limited by what God intends and allows. And when God is unbelievably evil, as is his want on countless occasions, free will counts for nothing.

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RE[2]: Human mind ---
by Gullible Jones on Tue 11th Sep 2007 03:42 in reply to "RE: Human mind ---"
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2006-05-23


PS. If there was a god and he/she created the universe, god would be utterly incompetent to create a race as volatile as humans..


Not necessarily, a godlike entity might create such a species as us as an experiment, or part of an experiment. It could be the godly equivalent of AI research: trying to find a species with the right characteristics to bootstrap itself to godhood. There's also no accounting for impulsiveness, perversity, or simple lack of morality.

Keep in mind as well that a truly godlike being wouldn't have to create us, but merely simulate us in its mind, along with a more or less limited universe. We wouldn't be able to tell the difference; some would say that there is no fundamental difference, when you get down to it, which leads to interesting questions about universes running on top of universes running on top of universes like a Rube Goldberg experiment in virtualization... But these things all involve multiplying entities far, far beyond necessity. There, I've invoked Occam's Razor. Hurray.

(And don't take the bit about bootstrapping to godhood seriously. Sin or not, hubris is a dangerous thing. ;) )

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