Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?

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Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« on: July 02, 2008, 11:23:25 pm »
Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
     


The Guardian published a piece by Charles Arthur titled, "Artificial
intelligence: God help us if machines ever think like people", in
which he questions the idea that Humans are a good model on which to
base machine consciousness. Why? "We don't build skyscrapers based on
the same principles as the human spine; if we did, then they'd be
constantly falling down or showing signs of significant weakness. We
don't build transport systems that work like the human body, using
muscle-like elastic bands snapping back and forth to power them." He
notes that even the Human body is a mess because "evolution is a
terrible designer". His premise is based on a recent book by Gary
Marcus, Kluge:
The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind which investigates
the conflicts between the millions of years old features of the brain
that are now conflicting with the relatively recently acquired features
based on language. In the end he suggests that giving a machine a mind
as badly designed as ours would be an act of cruelty.
   

http://robots.net/article/2580.html
     

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Re: Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 02:15:34 pm »
I don't know about anyone else but I feel my mind is pretty good. 

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Re: Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008, 12:35:20 am »
I had a good mind to reply to this thread, then thought about it for a while, then decided the best course of action would be to ask my mind how it felt...

I was told to mind my own business  :o

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Re: Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 12:35:58 pm »
Hehe, sounds like you have a mind of your own...well almost.

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Re: Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 02:10:26 pm »

I want Sandee to think like people, or think I do anyway.
And speaking of minds, I use to have a good one. 
It worked well, was never out to lunch and could figure most things I gave it to figure.
Last few years wife says it got lazy, I say tired.
It don't seem to work as well as use to.
I still know the date and where I'm at mostly but little absent minded, like sometimes I'll start a sentence and

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Re: Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2008, 02:36:12 pm »
hehe...lunch break!

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Re: Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008, 03:17:17 pm »
LMAO brilliant  ;D

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Re: Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008, 12:20:13 pm »

Machines that think like people? Isn't it what users of Pandorabots and UltraHal and other bots lovers are trying to do since computers exist?

When seeing the results, afraid they are far away from their goal...  ;D

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Re: Machines That Think Like People - Bad Idea?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 12:32:15 pm »
Yeah, very true, and most bots don't actually do much thinking at all really - they just match patterns, which is clever but still not all the way there yet.

 


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