posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 07:46 AM
reply to post by Rukas
You can believe what you want. You can believe in unicorns and pink flying elephants for all I care, it still isn't going to make it true.
I only believe in orange flying elephants, the pink ones are a lie.
The fact is there is currently a quantum computing race going on between Universities around the world
A quantum computer is a device for computation that makes direct use of quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to
perform operations on data. Quantum computers are different from traditional computers based on transistors. The basic principle behind quantum
computation is that quantum properties can be used to represent data and perform operations on these data. A theoretical model is the quantum
Turing machine, also known as the universal quantum computer. Although quantum computing is still in its infancy, experiments have been carried out
in which quantum computational operations were executed on a very small number of qubits (quantum bits). Both practical and theoretical research
continues, and many national government and military funding agencies support quantum computing research to develop quantum computers for both
civilian and national security purposes, such as cryptanalysis.
So there is a bit of information on quantum computers. Honestly don't know much about them, just thought I would share that bit of information.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science that aims to create it. AI textbooks define the
field as "the study and design of intelligent agents" where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions
that maximize its chances of success. John McCarthy, who coined the term in 1956, defines it as "the science and engineering of making
intelligent machines." The field was founded on the claim that a central property of humans, intelligence—the sapience of Homo sapiens—can be
so precisely described that it can be simulated by a machine. This raises philosophical issues about the nature of the mind and the ethics of
creating artificial beings, issues which have been addressed by myth, fiction and philosophy since antiquity. Artificial intelligence has been the
subject of optimism, but has also suffered setbacks and, today, has become an essential part of the technology industry, providing the heavy
lifting for many of the most difficult problems in computer science. AI research is highly technical and specialized, and deeply divided into
subfields that often fail to communicate with each other. Subfields have grown up around particular institutions, the work of individual
researchers, the solution of specific problems, longstanding differences of opinion about how AI should be done and the application of widely
differing tools. The central problems of AI include such traits as reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, communication, perception and the ability
to move and manipulate objects. General intelligence (or "strong AI") is still among the field's long term goals.
So there is a bit of background information on AI I thought I would share.
You seem to "know" about this stuff. I sure do not. It appears that quantum computing is somewhat linked with AI, but not the only factor. Would you
care to explain on how the development or AI is solely based on the advancements of quantum computing? From the brief research I just did, AI is well
on it's way regardless of the quantum computing race among these universities.
It just appears the people you "know", are not really in the "know".
AI has many similarities and differences with quantum computing. Perhaps these people you "know" are using the wrong approach if their main
roadblock of creating functional AI is quantum computing since AI is it's own branch of computer science that relies on many different variables.
And these kids at these universities must be very clever, but the top scientists in these fields would be working for the military and private
corporations that the military sponsors, and not universities. And they would not be leaking the information to their dear pal over a game of cricket
while sipping margaritas at the bungalow in Malibu on a Saturday afternoon.
Ya catch my drift?