On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 12:59 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Aug 6, 10:15 am, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: >> On Sat, Aug 6, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Evgenii Rudnyi <use...@rudnyi.ru> wrote: >> > How do you define intelligent behaviour? For example in the book >> >> > Dario Floreano and Claudio Mattiussi, Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence: >> > Theories, Methods, and Technologies, 2008 >> >> > there is a nice chapter about immune systems. I would say that the >> > behaviour >> > of an immune system is very intelligent. What does it mean then? >> >> Definition by example example: at least, the behaviour of a normal >> adult human is intelligent, and if a machine can replicate that then >> it too is intelligent. > > If normal adult human makes can answer yes or no to a question, and a > coin can come up with heads to the same question that the person said > yes to, that does not mean the coin is intelligent. How many coin > flips does it take to match a random person's answers off the street > before the coin SEEMS intelligent? The answer is somewhere between one > and infinity. How high the number is depends 100% on the observer, who > might be convinced after 20 flips that it is a real person's answer > but after 40 flips not be so sure, and after 55, 201 be convinced that > it is not a real person. > > How many flips does it take before the coin actually BECOMES > intelligent? Neither 1, 0, an integer, or infinity. The answer is: NOT > APPLICABLE. A coin isn't intelligent. It's a metal disc. > > (please interpret ALLCAPS for organization purposes, not for > exclamation... a distinction not visible by the appearance of the > characters alone, but the overall sense of the comment)
Why do you assume that people you interact with online, such as me, aren't just random glitches in the Internet? -- Stathis Papaioannou -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.