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originally posted by: sapien82
IBM are currently working on the synapse chip which will mimic the human neural network
IBM Congnitive computing
This will allow computers to process raw data much like the human brain instead of using language and critical thinking it will learn to focus on addressing the senses and pattern recognition.
I really don't think that AI will be bad for the human race, if we base the AI on humans and our ability to feel emotions and show love , love being the most powerful emotion , then why would an AI want to erase mankind when we gave it life , it would see the human race as a patriarch and it would protect us and ensure our very survival.
As for AI playing online games, well we already have bots that play FPS and well !
originally posted by: mister.old.school
originally posted by: onequestion
I don't see the point in spreading fear for something that has an easy kill switch.
Its called electricity. I bet you money that they have these things being developed on closed networks.
Components of the technology are already running in the cloud with an API access. Additionally, the ultimate goal of machine learning has always been cloud-based instances of digital intelligence.
Once something like this is fully ported to a cloud computing platform, a kill-switch is not so easy.
Once a true DI gets into the system who knows what will happen. Hell for all we know it has already happened. lol
originally posted by: Prime80
Humans are the most destructive species on earth. Eventually the AI will view humans as a virus and will want to eliminate us.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: mister.old.school
Can a programmer quantify the difference between a script playing the game with interchangeable variables and actual intelligence please?
originally posted by: 3n19m470
I wonder how long before these things will be playing games online. Now, when I trash some noob, rather than accusations of "hacker!" will it now be "artificial intelligence!"?
originally posted by: jedi_hamster
i suspect many other games have more or less learning AI implemented, especially first person shooters, or some strategy games, but who knows, perhaps even some RPG games as well. in that last case though it's often difficult to determine if the behaviour of the NPC is caused by some AI programming or is it just predetermined script reacting to some factors, so it's likely pointless to implement. first person shooters, or especially strategy games - that's something different. it's unlikely though that you'll find out the technical details about specific AI solutions in games - they may use some well known methods/libraries, but specifics and tuning it up for a particular game, is usually a trade secret.
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
Question: What is intelligence without consciousness? Is it possible to have intelligence without consciousness?
originally posted by: Blue Shift
I still say that until you can build an AI system that has a physical body that can interact with our reality, and give that body the ability to feel both pleasure and pain, AI will never be a realistic analog to human or animal intelligence. We move because we are driven by the pain of hunger or loneliness, or the desire for the pleasure of eating or mating. And in order for an AI system to fully live with us in our world, they need to have the same kinds of drives. Even if the stimulus and response is "artificial," it won't make any difference as long as it's real to the AI system.
Intelligence is useless without motivation.
Then give it the ability to modify its own programming, and it's good-bye humanity!
originally posted by: Aazadan
That just means it would be driven by other things. Food and Companionship are both low on Maslows Hierarchy of Needs. People that have obtained those things and are in no danger of losing them are still driven. It makes sense that an artificial being that also has it's needs met would still be driven to action.
Besides that an AI would have near instantaneous travel over a network and could change form at will as it downloads to different machines, it can even reproduce on it's own and quite quickly. In comparison we are stuck in the same body our entire lives and need others in order to reproduce. I'm not sure we could even relate.