Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 23rd Jun 2012 20:18 UTC
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[2]: It will happen quickly
by allanregistos on Mon 25th Jun 2012 04:54 UTC in reply to "RE: It will happen quickly"
allanregistos
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2011-02-10


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.

Okay, your first assignment would be to explain in technical details more than enough of what wikipedia or any 'edia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenatal_development#Fertilization
can tell you. You can also include why a unique human being will become a homosexual in her/his later life based on these technical details.

True AI is not possible according to the data. Only AI is possible but not true AI, where true AI = conscious human brain. While man can eventually develop a human/brain-like machine, it won't evolve into a conscious machine being(although the AI developers can program the machine to act as one).

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RE[3]: It will happen quickly
by zima on Sat 30th Jun 2012 23:57 in reply to "RE[2]: It will happen quickly"
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2005-07-06

Whatever its exact mechanisms (and not yet having a clear picture of them - or of prenatal development in general - doesn't change anything), homosexuality appears evolutionary selected for, to a degree - for example, sisters of homosexual men are statistically more fertile (WRT to homosexual women... well, let's be honest, they'd be more or less forced into childbearing anyway, any traits hardly selected either way - perhaps why women are supposedly a bit more "undetermined")


But you just prefer to make up "data" or "evidence" (in other nearby posts), wish them into existence out of thin air (or, rather, from your ~Christian mythology, it seems - which BTW at some point had a problem even with the moons of Jupiter - but this is not the kind of fiction under discussion)...

...while there appears to be nothing which would block "true AI" as far as our understanding of the universe is concerned (which is BTW brought by ~science, not mythologies - in fact, what you can be pretty damn sure of is that they concede more and more; virtually everything was being explained by myths and divine intervention at one point or another, virtually everything what they once claimed turns out wrong, over time, gradually chipped off; no reason to go back now)

At the very least, we should be able to do a "brute force" approach of running a full human brain in software ...and over time streamlining it, optimising, modifying - until, from some point on, it won't be human any more. It will be more.

Edited 2012-07-01 00:16 UTC

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