Sunday, March 30, 2014

Important territory that computers haven't started yet to Cover?

I'm quoting from a copy of "Race against the Machine" and I'm presently about 36% into a digital copy on my Kindle.

"---there's a lot of impotant territory that computers haven't yet started to cover. In his 2005 book The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology" Ray Kurzweil predicts that future computers will "encompass... the pattern recognition powers, problem solving skills, and emotional and moral intelligence of the human brain itself." but so far on the first of these abilities has been demonstrated. Computers so far have proved o be great pattern recognizers but lousy general problem solvers: IBM's supercomputers, for example, couldn't take int what they'd learned about chess and apply it to a Jeopardy! or other challenge until they were redesigned, reprogrammed, and fed different data by their human creators.

And for all their power and speed, today's digital machines have shown little creative ability. They can't compose very good songs, write great novels, or generate good ideas for new businesses. Apparent exceptions here only prove the rule.  end quote from 36% into a digital copy of "Race Against the Machine on my Kindle.

I too believe that computers in the form of Robotic forms will eventually through observation of humans at a minute (microsecond by microsecond observation of humans and their actions and behavior be eventually able to simulate intuition and other very creative states of consciousness. However, even then will they develop a simulation of the volition to actually use those very creative states of consciousness autonomously?

Also, conversely will humans let loose such a simulation of creativity on mankind? All these questions have not been answered as of yet. But they eventually will be.

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