The beginning of AI
Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:33 PM
I for one am now fearing for the future. seriously, don't you guys ever read stories/watch movies where robots eventually learn enough to rebel against their human creators and take over the world? :P
Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:37 PM
Yes, and usually their human creators have acted like massive dicks, and deserve whatever happens to them. Even in the Matrix backstory, where the machines do some pretty horrendous things to humanity... humans still managed to outdo them in the bunghole department; and they did it first.
Posted 08 August 2010 - 01:24 AM
Posted 08 August 2010 - 06:06 AM
Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:10 AM
True enough, I suppose a machine intelligence could never achieve sentience on a dual core and 300 gig HDD. They might get to a wicked level of problem solving smart, but not "Why was I made, creator?" smart.
But hardware is getting better all the time.
Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:56 AM
I for one am now fearing for the future. seriously, don't you guys ever read stories/watch movies where robots eventually learn enough to rebel against their human creators and take over the world?
I wager they'd do a far better job than we have.
The older I get, the more I believe that the ending of "Colossus - The Forbin Project" was a semi-happy one.
"Don’t you see? Violence doesn't end violence. It extends it." - The Eleventh Doctor
Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:34 AM
I've seen work like this done elsewhere, and I too tend to think it's far more likely to produce useful AI than a top-down method. Even the human brain begins with a simple recursive pattern - I mean, the string of code that defines its initial attributes is much, much tinier than the computing power of the resulting machine. With the real, effective R&D usefulness of genetic algorithms, of which this is a kind, well, it makes a hell of a lot of sense.
It does introduce the possibility of unexpected behaviors, but "taking over the world" is hardly likely to be one of them. = )
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?
Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:51 AM