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Artificial Intelligence will supersede Human intelligence

Anna Hoffmann said in http://www.ted.com/conversations/1321/what_are_10_things_you_know_to.html
"But Christophe, I am not sure that all human intelligence can be described with algorithms, for example emotional intelligence (as Lee mentions), empathy, the kind of creative genius that creates mind blowing art....
...and if the computers are created by humans, maybe they will be kind of human as well? Or the distinction might become more unclear, what is man and what is machine...."
So this is about the subject

I myself defend the thesis.


Closing Statement from Christophe Cop

How can consciousness arise from algorithms seems to be the main hurdle...
And emotions, and creativity, and sexuality,...

There are thoughts in different directions trying to see how this might (in principle) be done, and what some problems are.

I would conclude that AI can supersede HI, but it seems we don't seem to know how...
How long it will take is difficult to predict, but somewhere between 2 and 100 years would be broad boundaries.

A good many questions have been raised. I guess laymen and researchers might find this debate useful

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  • Mar 28 2011: It is impossible for machine to ever achieve parallel capability to humans. Machine has no genetic code... it simply follows a profusion of complex calculations and commands. Sure, machine can and will continue to further supersede humans in many ways, but machine and humans will always be fundamentally different.
    • Mar 28 2011: Well, I don't know about that. Have you seen this talk yet? http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_root_wolpe_it_s_time_to_question_bio_engineering.html

      It's all about bio engineering and he talks about how we can already tie a brain to a machine and make it do stuff. It seems reasonable to say that our future "computers" will be a hybrid of machine and organic matter (a brain) that we grow in a beaker.
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      Mar 29 2011: Austin, maybe yes or maybe no.....The point is we can't really be sure, can we ?
      Isn't it all about information and how the information is handled ? Why should, at least in theory, a computer not being able to be equal to a human ?
      • Mar 30 2011: Nick, I watched the talk very interesting.

        Harald, I think you're misunderstanding... I believe that machines can only achieve a certain degree of intelligence. At a certain point, we are no longer creating machine, we are developing life. For example, reverse engineering a human brain, and possibly even a body, wouldn't be artificial intelligence, it would be life.

        The real question is... Would a synthetically developed human be considered artificial intelligence or an actual life form?

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