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?


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