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Re: Artificial Intelligence

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:11:00 -0500
Archived: Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:49:46 -0500
Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence


>From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 02:28:54 -0500 (EST)
>Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence

>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:27:04 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence

>intelligence is defined. As long as intelligence remains
>undefined then it can not be proven that the humans in the
>argument are intelligent. The argument also does not take into

Well, with that one sentence, this entire thread is trivialized.

Unfortunately, Jason has put his finger on a fundamental
problem. There have always only been operational definitions -
intelligence is what intelligence tests measure. Such
definitions don't help much to understand the putative goal of
autonomous machines.

Our operational definitions of intelligence can only arise from
human expectations about human behaviour. How would we even know
when a machine is intelligent, much less when it becomes super-
intelligent? It would be like trying to understand the
intelligence of a tree.


William




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