posted on Aug, 20 2006 @ 01:11 AM
In my opinion, AI is nothing more than recreating thought process within an electronic or optical environment, rather than an electro-chemical
One problem with AI, it seems, is that nobody is creating a favorable/unfavorable reaction. That is how we learn. If we find an unfavorable reaction,
we don't do whatever caused that reaction again. It's the "Good boy/Bad boy" effect, like how we humans train animals. If someone could program a
computer to react favorably or unfavorably, or if we could tell our computers "good boy" or "bad boy", we could teach our computers to learn.
Now, as far as horror stories go, I could see how a definite electronic or optical process could allow a computer to learn more efficietly than
humans. It is much easier to save definite information in a computer... we rely on computers to remember solid information, that us humans seem to
blur and confuse. As long as we don't allow computers to outsmart us, we would be OK. The worst part I can forsee is that a majority of humans become
reliant on our AI friends to think for us and we become essentially stupid, thus letting the computers take over for us.