On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Roger <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote: > Life is whatever can experience its surroundings, nonlife cannot do so. >
And if Intelligence is defined as what ever a computer can't do (yet) then it's not surprising that as of this date Artificial Intelligence has not achieved its goal. If a human does it then its a wonderful example of intelligence but if a computer does the exact same thing it has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence. In 1960 solving complicated equations required intelligence but not today, in 1980 beating a Chess Grandmaster required intelligence but not today, in 1995 being a great research Librarian required intelligence but not today, and in 2010 beating the two best Jeopardy champions on planet Earth required intelligence but not today. For this reason I would humbly suggest that June 23 (Alan Turing's birthday by the way) be turned into a international holiday called "Image Recognition Appreciation Day". On this day we would all reflect on the intelligence required to recognize images. It is important that this be done soon because although computers are not very good at this task right now that will certainly change in the next few years. On the day computers become good at it the laws of physics in the Universe will change and intelligence will no longer be required for image recognition. So if we ever intend to salute the brainpower required for this skill it is imperative we do it now while we still can. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.