Artificial Intelligence and You

Monday, October 1, 2012 8:42 AM Posted by Kevin Shockey
Is the holy grail of computer and cognitive science.

Reality? Whose? None, only one.
There are four types of people when it comes to AI.  The majority of people have never heard of the term (think of rural and third world areas where poverty reigns and there is a vast digital divide).  They've never seen books, let alone a computer;  they seldom have running water and electricity;  this is a world that is hidden from most western civilized societies.

Civilized society, on the other hand, may have heard of the concept, perhaps even seen it in a science fiction movie, television series or read about it in a novel, but they think of AI only as an idea, not a reality.

Then there is the computing community.  Within this community are people who know that AI is a reality and can identify its' on-going influence in our society.

Only a few people know how difficult AI really is.  We have barely scratched the surface in knowing and understanding reality and how we accomplish things in that reality.  You can't automate what you don't understand.

Others believe that we can create an AI that will surpass our intelligence, the singularity.  When artificial intelligence exceeds our own.  Where will that lead?

I'm reading a book by Frank Tipler, "The Physics of Immortality," who argues that our only hope to survive forever, is to record as much data about our reality and scattering it throughout the universe. Self-replicating itself from the raw materials available on each planet, moon or asteroid the vonNeuman probes.

1 Response to "Artificial Intelligence and You"

  1. James Redford Says:

    Hi, Kevin Shockey.

    For more on physicist and mathematician Prof. Frank J. Tipler's Omega Point cosmology, and the Feynman-DeWitt-Weinberg quantum gravity/Standard Model Theory of Everything (TOE), see my following article:

    James Redford, "The Physics of God and the Quantum Gravity Theory of Everything", Social Science Research Network (SSRN), Sept. 10, 2012 (orig. pub. Dec. 19, 2011), 186 pp., doi:10.2139/ssrn.1974708,

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