On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Saturday, October 26, 2013 5:29:46 AM UTC-4, telmo_menezes wrote:
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>> > Couldn't there just be a routine that traps the error of believing they
>> > are
>> > intelligent?
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>> In parallel to Bruno's reply, one problem I see with naif AI is one
>> that you may sympathise with: it is mostly built with symbols that are
>> directly imported from humans. So if there is some
>> "isIntelligent(self)" function that it can call, this is already too
>> naif, you turned the thing into a mindless parrot.
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> The routine need not choke the entire program, just act as an alert. It
> doesn't have to become a parrot, we can just put canaries in some of its
> coal mines.
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>> Real AI will be able to create its own representations, just like we
>> do. Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation do this to
>> a degree, but are too black-boxy for my (current) taste.
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> To me, the issue is not with representation, but presentation.
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>> > Since you are a machine that understands that believing you are
>> > intelligent is stupid, why do you still have to have a terrestrial hard
>> > life?
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>> Maybe the answer is simply: because it's possible.
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> Not sure what you mean.

Simply that if it's possible for a machine to forget certain things
about itself and thus become human, then this is sufficient
explanation for our existence. This, of course, adopting this mailing
list's "dogma" that everything that can exist does exist.

Telmo.

> Craig
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>> Telmo.
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