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Similarly, brains are highly structured and not just a big wet bowl of neurons.

or a hurricane howl of hormones...

ThatBritGuy:

What looks like a really hard problem to a human - formally defining how language is used to communicate associatively - probably won't be a really hard problem to a machine that is almost infinitely parallelised, with almost infinite memory.

children easily absorb multiple languages if exposed young enough, yet where is the parallel will/motivation to learn in a computer? pull its plug and... nada.

hypothetically, if one invented perfect non-degradable computer parts, and a constant source of renewable energy made from non-entropic components, you'd have a tool that could operate independently of its creator, but why would a computer want to work? there's no reward for it to gobble/mash/store bits. it's inanimate. whatever it does is imitable, so it can only be pseudo-original in recombinant ways.

i admit the seduction, if cameras can see more that our eyes can, extrapolating from this is entertaining in a sci fi way, but we seem to be trying to humanise computers, and we are far too robotic as humans already!

time to redefine 'robotic'. lol, maybe 'human' as well...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Aug 28th, 2011 at 05:56:08 AM EST
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