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Reasoning with Computers
University of California, Berkeley
``Intelligent agents'' are said to be right around the corner; some products are already available. These programs are supposed to watch you work, make inferences about your preferred style, and automate repetitive tasks. They will sift through all the nonsense on the World Wide Web and find only those items you'll really want to read. They'll be teammates or opponents in computer games.
How can computer programs make inferences? I chose logic puzzles as a testbed for experimentation. Logic puzzles are a relatively easy test case because each puzzle forms a ``closed world''; we know in advance all the possible names, ages, house colors, or whatever characteristics the puzzle asks us to match up. There is no new computer science here.
I see you are not Amish since you are using the internet. To them, your internet to them is just as evil as these robots that will do all my work for me. But both ideas are nonsense. The internet is good. Robots are good.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Foolish Earthlings trying to build something way beyond their means.
Glad I'll be dead when the robots take over.
If the next gen don't stop this madness they deserve their outcome.
originally posted by: In4ormant
I will believe in a self aware, conscious machine when I ask it to turn itself off/go dark and it refuses, while not being programmed to do so. I wanna see self preservation by its own volition.
They can keep the parlor tricks until then.