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Robot passes self awareness test

Postby Oceanside50 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:34 pm

http://yournewswire.com/a-robot-passes- ... irst-time/


Selmer Bringsjord, who ran the test, said that after passing many tests of this kind, over time robots will amass a repertoire of human-like abilities that eventually become useful when combined
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Postby Cap » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:38 pm

Artificial Intelligence fascinates me.
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Postby Oceanside50 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:40 pm

Cap wrote:Artificial Intelligence fascinates me.


:lol: ...somehow what you said sounds funny man...very cut and dry like a robot :lol:
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Re: Robot passes self awareness test

Postby Oceanside50 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:03 am

Cap wrote:Artificial Intelligence fascinates me.



How significant is this?
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Re: Robot passes self awareness test

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:31 am

How do they know it wasn't a placebo effect?
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Postby Get Real! » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:34 am

Cap wrote:Artificial Intelligence fascinates me.

It fascinates non programmers who don’t understand how it works and assume that there is a level of “intelligence” involved but there is none, I assure you.

It’s called artificial because the microprocessor is given lots and lots of pre-declared “lookup tables” full of “knowledge” via the software like this:

To teach your “robot” about fruit you give it a list of fruit (lookup table) like this…

CONSTANT Fruit=(‘Apple’,’Orange’,’Melon’,’Cherry’,’Banana’);

You can take it further by increasing the robot’s “intelligence” (stored info) with how the fruit looks…

CONSTANT Fruit=(‘Apple:Green’,’Orange:Orange’,’Melon:Yellow’,’Cherry:Red’,’Banana:Yellow’);

And so forth. You can keep building “knowledge” in the form of lookup tables and then combine it with clever logic (decision making) to make your robot seem intelligent, etc.
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Re: Robot passes self awareness test

Postby Oceanside50 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:36 am

but isn't it the same way a human learns and understands by building on top of what he already knows like you said (apple) (red apple) etc. therefore isn't the code on the right track when they get this robot to do what it did? Now imagine a robot that can do 1 trillion calculations per second or a quadrillion per second which approaches the human brain, wouldn't a robot be able to think and act like a human?..
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Postby Get Real! » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:26 am

Oceanside50 wrote:but isn't it the same way a human learns and understands by building on top of what he already knows like you said (apple) (red apple) etc. therefore isn't the code on the right track when they get this robot to do what it did? Now imagine a robot that can do 1 trillion calculations per second or a quadrillion per second which approaches the human brain, wouldn't a robot be able to think and act like a human?..

No, because humans have a huge advantage over computer software… humans can learn HOW TO LEARN and ADD extra knowledge but software cannot.

That’s the crux of advanced artificial intelligence which aims to make computers learn from existing knowledge and add more knowledge to the existing data, but they cannot!

Nobody has cracked it yet to the best of my knowledge, and I doubt they ever will.

It is excruciatingly complex how the human brain BUILDS and UTILIZES knowledge and we just haven’t been able to replicate that.

The only known way for software is to basically FEED the entire say Wikipedia in there and make it look "intelligent". :)
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Re: Robot passes self awareness test

Postby Sotos » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:59 am

It’s called artificial because the microprocessor is given lots and lots of pre-declared “lookup tables” full of “knowledge” via the software


Actually it is not like that anymore. It is not merely a ton of pre-programmed "if this then that" statements. It is a very complicated field but it is advancing fast. Advanced AI today can actually learn like a child learns but within more limited worlds. So the Intelligence is true... not faking it. They are just far from human level intelligence, but they are advancing FAST. It took biology billions of years of evolution to get to the point where brains were as intelligent as what we have. It will take just decades to get technology to the same level ... and then we are screwed, because AI will then evolve itself in lightning speed and we will be to them as stupid as insects are to us :?
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Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:20 pm

I agree the phrase Artificial Intelligence has taken on a new meaning.

Whereas it was initially impressive merely to have computers storing lots of data/knowledge, AI has come to mean the attempt to create machines that can use the information they acquire in a more human-like way. This means molding information to suit new situations by bending rules or making connections not previously specified.

Most profoundly, as the researchers of this article were concerned with is whether robots can self-develop awareness of their own condition i.e. whether they can speak or not from the fact they do or don't and not because they are pre-informed (pre-programmed to 'know').

This is an application from the studies with lesser apes and dogs to determine if they have emotions of guilt or empathy. With dogs, we now know they love us (a previously human-only emotion) but they do not understand that we can have the same feelings and are capable of loving them back (that's rather sad, don't you think?).
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