On 2/12/2013 2:40 PM, Telmo Menezes wrote:
I don't know what sort of computer your typed you post on but by 1997
is almost certainly a supercomputer, probably the most powerful
supercomputer in the
world. I'll wager it would take you less than five minutes to find and
free chess playing program on the internet that if run on the very machine
writing your posts on that would beat the hell out of you. It wouldn't
at all if Watson had a sub sub sub routine that enabled it to play Chess at
well as Depp Blue,
Maybe (although I believe you're underestimating the complexity of a good chess
program). But can Watson, for example, introspect on the chess game and update his view
of the world accordingly? Can he read a new text and figure out how to play better? I'm
not saying that these things are impossible, just that they haven't been achieved yet.
after all you never know when the subject of Jeopardy will turn out to be
if Watson didn't already have this capability it could be added at
virtually no cost.
But could you ask Watson to go and learn by himself? Because you could ask that of a
person. Or to go and learn to fish.
> I have no doubt that Watson is quite competent, but I don't see any
behavior as reflecting intelligence.
If a person did half of what Watson did you would not hesitate for one
calling him intelligent, but Watson is made of silicon not carbon so you
Nor for another second in considering him/her profoundly autistic.
The main reason Watson and similar programs fail to have human like intelligence is that
they lack human like values and motivations - and deliberately so because we don't want
them to be making autonomous decisions based on their internal values. That's why I
usually take something like an advanced Mars rover as an example of intelligence. Being
largely autonomous a Mars rover must have a hierarchy of values that it acts on.
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