Artificial Intelligence

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by meepm00pmeep, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. meepm00pmeep macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2006
    How long do you think technology will take to finally create A.I that can think for itself... and do you think this is a good idea?
  2. tvguru macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Kenora, ON Canada
    Next tuesday.....And as long as it's just a bit dumber then me. :D
  3. MultiM macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2006
    TO. I've moved!
    Not long from now, if someone hasn't already. I can't believe that a REAL intelligence is actually running FOX news. Anybody with any real intelligence couldn't, could they?
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Limited AI is already here.

    To the level where it is like an individual, I would say that we are many years from that.
  5. xsedrinam macrumors 601


    Oct 21, 2004
    It's been hermetically sealed, and hidden away for years, in spellchecker. :)
  6. noelister macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    Very true :p
  7. XNine macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2005
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    I seem to remember scientists creating a jumping lamp (no, not the one from Pixar) that would learn it's limitations and what it could/couldn't achieve, and adjust it's jumping according to that. So every time it jumped and fell over or what have you, the lamp would learn that it shouldn't do that because the results were negative.

    As long as they don't call a main computer SKYNET, I think we'll all be okay...
  8. beatsme macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2005
    I dunno if you've seen this, but I did and it really made me think. I'm wondering just how far away we are from usable AI.
  9. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop
    I feel we'll see true - self aware A.I. - e.g. human mind in-a-box when Quantum computing gets to an X number of qubits.

    As quantum computing was being explored, it was discovered that a computer based around quantum computing only would not be particularly useful. One still needs the backbone of binary computing we have today (and coincidentally, the brain is a form of binary as well), therefore quantum would be a GPU-style coprocessor on the main board.

    As this idea was being explored, somebody discovered the human mind had bundles of nerve cells in the hippocampus(IIRC) that act exactly like quantum computers. Putting two and two together, if one were to take a binary-based neural network and place a quantum computing at its core, may just yield consciousness.

    This, of course is theory, and it is unknown at what amount of qubits would be required to acheive the proper level. We do know, however, that we are approaching brain parity with the binary, memory, and storage side of the house however.

    My guess..? I think we'll see the first real A.I. in about 15 years.

    Then things get interesting...
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Well, I heard the G5 PowerBook was going to include an AI ROM, and that's the REAL reason that it never came out..
  11. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    It depends on what you mean by "AI". If you mean something that can simulate human behaviour, it's difficult to say as there are varying degrees of "human intelligence" to match!

    If you mean create a sentient, self-aware consciousness, I reckon never; unless we start delving into organic computing.
  12. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    Its very hard to imagine a computer being humanlike....

    I have seen a docu where a "specialist" said:
    imagine all the possibilities of the human experience JUST like that example, and figure out how to make a binary computer "think".
  13. wimic macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2006
    calgary, alberta
    Terrible Idea IMO

    I think it's a terrible idea... and I think that it's something that humans are going to eventually accomplish.

    The only thing that separates human beings from robots (which are essentially a more efficient form of being) is our capacity to feel emotion and make decisions.

    Think about it - technology has advanced so far as to be able to create machines to replace workers (making many jobs obsolete), it has enabled humans to function with virtually no effort (dishwashers, etc.) and it has even been used to simulate human reproductive organs (ie. an incubator).

    I think that technology is great until it starts in intrude on what it means to be human being and undermine it. To duplicate the wonderment a human being, in my opinion, is essentially saying that life is simply the organization of atoms merely oriented in a certain way. We're selling ourselves short and taking for granted how miraculous life really is.

    If technology is able to produce a robot that can take in all the input in needs, process every variable and output a decision, that would romotely resemble that of a real human being - then what distinguishes us from the robots? If a robot was able to feel - then why are we so special? I think we should stop while we're ahead.

    Who's to say that these supposed "robot-humans" wouldn't DECIDE to overtake us as a human race... what then?
  14. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    I pretty much gave up on humanity on May 11, 2005 when we introduced the "breakthrough" of self-replicating robots.

    I'm not even going to save for my retirement. Just going to wind up a slave to the robots, anyway ...
  15. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
    'Twas the beginning of the end for humanity. I'm sure that some Terminator-type person will time-travel back to that instant and destroy the lab that created self-replicating robots. Although I guess that would've already happened.
  16. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    It happened in 2003....

    Unfortunately in order for Dr. Alfred Flannigan to invent the time machine in 2037 requires the break through work of Dr. Murray Oblink which was published in 2017 and based on the work of Dr. Fritz Hanso's research into the self replicating robots done between 2003 and 2004. Unfortunatly Dr. Hanso's life was tragically cut short in 2004 when his cat peed on his magsafe connector of his MacBook Pro burning down his house. Thus the time machine will not be invented and we're screwed....

    or not...
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    You can always buy a rice cooker that uses some sort of AI to cook the rice for around $700-$1,000 over here! :D
  18. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    Artificial Insemination, isn't it? :confused:
  19. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    That's really more of a primitive form of expert system... a system that really, REALLY understands a very specific process (like cooking rice or navigating an automobile), but knows NOTHING about anything else.

    I think true AI will be much longer than 15 years in the making... the CYC guys down in Austin are doing pretty well at growing an AI, but it turns out that programming common sense and general knowledge into a computer is a lot of work.

    Even when one is built, I don't think it'll be anything like Skynet... more likely there will be big restrictions on what an AI is allowed to connect to (if anything; see Greg Bear's books for how AIs would be disconnected from the world so as to prevent them from running amok, or William Gibson's Turing organization from Neuromancer).
  20. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Yep, the rice cooker is a very limited example for sure. Hard to believe how expensive they are! Yikes!

    I agree with you that it will be a long time before we see true AI.

    As I stated earlier:
    How many years is anybodies guess. My guess is that the limitation is on the software/logic side rather than the processor/memory side. But they do go both hand in hand.

    Not being in that field, I have not idea how many years we are talking about. Back in my college days, a classmate of mine emulated a small set of nerves with a computer. It was pretty cool. As he felt, to get true AI we will have to somehow emulate the true functions of our nervous system and brain. Not an easy task for sure. Exciting to think about.
  21. meepm00pmeep thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2006
    i think creating an intellegence that can process data and think/act for itself is a big mistake that mankind will inevitably realize once machines (organic or mechanic) realize that we are obsolete and un-necessary...

    Reality is yesterdays science fiction
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  23. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    ... That's all?
  24. localoid macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2007
    America's Third World
    Ray Kurzweil: The h+ Interview

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    What would you do with a complete memory of your entire life? Would you relive your first kiss? Figure out what triggered your recent migraine? Remember the name that goes with the familiar face in front of you?

    In other words, wouldn’t it be great to have a backup of your brain?
  25. Gelfin macrumors 68020


    Sep 18, 2001
    Denver, CO
    Anybody want some toast?

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