From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul> Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 16:25:34 -0400 (EDT) Archived: Sat, 02 Nov 2013 12:17:22 -0400 Subject: Re: "Thought" Definition >From: Albert Baier <albertgbaier.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:41:43 -0500 >Subject: Re: "Thought" Definition >Ray, William, >Not being an Anglophile, I had to look up 'pillock' :) >The AI camp has been predicting great things for almost 60 years >now, yet the central goal of creating an analog of the human >brain has remained elusive. Even the most rabid AI person would >likely have a problem with Dr. Pillocks redefinition of >'thinking'. If you define 'intelligence' as an SAT score, then >Watson is certainly 'intelligent'. Is Deep Blue 'intelligent' >because it beat a human chess player? >Devising accurate definitions of 'thinking','intelligence', >'consciousness', etc. has yet to be done. How about 'intuition' >and 'creativity'? This is why I have no faith in the predictions >of the AI camp. More computing power isn't the answer, but it's >a convenient excuse. Can we build a cybernetic organism some >day? No doubt. Will it be conscious and aware like a human >being? Not likely. Intuition and creativity can't be programmed >into a machine. The outcome of those processes is something new >and previously unknown. >As a jazz musician, I've studied the creative process for >decades. The old aphorism, "Jazz can be learned, but it can't be >taught" is certainly true. Mozarts music came out fully >realized, with no editing or experimentation. This is like a >jazz solo; instant creation. I've never met any jazz musicians >who can explain what they do. Only after I accepted that fact >that it's an intuitive process, was I able to produce solos with >form and structure that were new and creative. Intellect leads, >intuition follows. (Bill Evans) >Advances in computer programming have certainly been remarkable, >but to call them 'intelligent' is quite a stretch. Isn't it >ironic that those advances came about through human creativity? http://youtu.be/puis1LSWeuQ http://youtu.be/KQ35zNlyG-o Silly humans. God is a machine. Get over it. -Jason Gammon Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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