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"At least" in fields of calculation, logic,memory and sensory capabilities.
Originally posted by Nohup
For instance, you create a program called "hunger" that fades (or rises) over the course of a day, and if it gets to a certain level for a long time, the machine will "die." And the longer it goes without food, the hungrier it gets. You program the computer so it must react to this input. The machine can make the hunger go back to a neutral position if it "eats" something. But it can choose when to eat, or not to eat, depending on if it has "food," or is otherwise engaged in an activity where it can't immediately eat. You can also program the computer to have a "stomach ache" if it eats too much at the wrong time, or the wrong thing. After a while, you can get the machine to do things for you if you promise it food. That's when it will start learning.
[edit on 11-8-2009 by Nohup]
I don't think you made a sufficient case
I realize I haven't even touched on half the major obstacles in the way of android robotics.
I am on the sidelines whether or not we will ever have smarter-than-human AI.
The fact that it's been programmed in us by thousands of years of evolution is meaningless. It's learned by each of us in one lifetime. So if we can create a machine that approximates the hardware of the human mind it'll only take a human lifetime for it to come up to speed.
Maybe you could relax your expectations a little bit.
So anyway, I think you gave it a good try, but I'm still on the sidelines.
I disagree. Since computers...
Originally posted by open_eyeballs
reply to post by theyreadmymind
Im not. I know we will have more intelligent computers some day. And eventually reach that long sought after goal of artificail intelligence to a degree. But that is not what I said. I said robots. Androids. Neither the computational power nor the engineering is possible to make something (mechanically) as diverse in capabilites as a human. It is the combination of the two that is impossible to overcome the adaptability of a human.
Not so my friend. In fact you stated the reason right there in your own reply! The homosapien has been around for at least 100,000 years (lets just agree that it is a long time...I realize there are varying studies). The reason things come so naturally to us is because of all those uphill battles our ancestors had to fight. I dont think instinct come from our own lifetime of experiences. It is ingrained into us from all those generations before us.
My point is that the engineering will never become as good as the way humans are engineered.
I'm sorry, but you expose yourself as not just a laymen, but someone who knows practically nothing about strong/weak AI or the currently robust advances taking place in full brain emulation and the natural extrapolation thereof.
As someone who does not know jack about programming, robotics or the engineering behind such ideas
Indeed, they would have to exactly replicate the human brain in a computer to get all those natural instincts. I'm not sure that's an impossibility. Can you explain why it isn't?