I have no desire to upload my neural network onto a Google hard drive. Seems to me that the mind is so much larger than the physical brain. That’s not a concern to AI scientists and their billions of endowment and Wall Street dollars to map human brains to figure out how to make computers sound, look, speak, act and think like, well, actual humans.
So, is it real, or is it Memorex?
“Oriol Vinyal and Quoc Le at Google have been working on developing an artificial intelligence that is better at adapting to these conversational twists and turns… and rather than being programmed by a human operator, the artificial intelligence has been teaching itself by [analyzing] movie subtitles and IT helpdesk transcripts”
Hmm. They are learning by analyzing movie subtitles and IT help desk transcripts. And to think the rest of us puny humans actually had to read books like Atlas Shrugged, The Brothers Karamzov and the Bible.
It is telling that the chatbot AI did run into a spot of difficulty when asked about the purpose of life:
“Human: What is the purpose of life?
Machine: To serve the greater good.
Human: What is the purpose of living?
Machine: To live forever.
Human: What is the purpose of existence?
Machine: To find out what happens when we get to the planet earth.”
Call me a skeptic, I don’t mind. Artificial Intelligence is exactly what it says it is. That’s because there is nothing intelligent about being artificial.
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