On 9/27/2012 2:06 AM, meekerdb wrote:
I'll bet it can eat people too. Just so it can't reproduce (except it
Well we are one step closer, machines that can metabolize and feed
"The 4D/RCS is a framework in which sensors, sensor processing, databases,
computer models, and machine controls may be linked and operated such
system behaves as if it were intelligent. It can provide a system with
several types of
intelligence (where intelligence is the ability to make an appropriate
(1) Reactive intelligence based on an autonomic sense-act modality which
ability of the system to make an appropriate choice in response to an
environmental stimulus (i.e., a threat or opportunity). Example: the
toward a vegetation sensed by optical image processing.
(2) Deliberative intelligence, which includes prediction and learning,
which is based
on world models, memory, planning, and task decomposition, and includes
the ability to
make appropriate choices for events that have not yet occurred but which
are based on
prior events. Example: the vehicle moves downhill in a dry area to
search for wetter
terrain which would increase the probability of finding biomass for energy.
(3) Creative intelligence, which is based on learning and the ability to
model and simulate and it is the ability to make appropriate choices
which have not yet been experienced. Example: from a chance encounter
dumpster, the vehicle learns that such entities are repositories of
paper, cardboard, and
other combustible materials, and develops tactics to exploit them as
sources of fuel."
Let it mate with one of these
and we are doomed! Nah, we are doomed anyway...
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