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[3]: AI definitions
by allanregistos on Mon 25th Jun 2012 05:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: AI definitions"
allanregistos
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2011-02-10

"When a computer can drastically improve over time without a programmer. That is when you can call it intelligent IMO.


You need to look at a bigger picture. Nothing improves over time in isolation. Despite the fact that a lot of our intelligent machinery is coded in DNA (biological computer program) we still require massive amounts of input from our parents, school teachers, books, society, etc. All these external factors continually program our brains over many years. Otherwise, how do you tell the difference between good and evil, or courage and cowardice?

Complex AI is definitely possible, but will need a lot of research, development and evolution before it can overtake human intelligence.
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I think you have nailed the idea that a man's moral code is subjective(he alone can choose of what is good) w/o any external influences or some religious moral law. This argument mostly comes from the atheists when they formulate arguments against Christianity. Just do an experiment, isolate a human being (w/o any external influences) then put him on a situation where a baby was rammed by a vehicle, and lets see what he/she will do.

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RE[4]: AI definitions
by zima on Sat 30th Jun 2012 23:31 in reply to "RE[3]: AI definitions"
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2005-07-06

Our morality comes from being a primate, a social animal, from the evolutionary advantages it gave (to a point...) - roots of it can be easily found at the very least (but not only) in chimpanzees for example.
Also, later, from evolution of societies - moderately stable (~"moral") large ones were more successful, able to absorb or annihilate others.

But that you would even think about such "experiment" shows what your morality is worth...

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