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will we able to build a truly AI (artificial Intelligence) computer or robot?

we have build weak AI and are continuing to build better and better AI.
Would we be able to build Strong AI that i close to human, or beyond it capacity. current computer are good at logical and maths, graphics etc.. human use emotion, creative and are beyond AI. However will there be time in future when strong AI is beyond human in all aspect or most of it.

what are your view? do we want design such AI? will take over most of our job?
or it is not possible. human capability is unique. AI will never advance that much or lack in thinking, conscious to do so.

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    Oct 6 2013: We will become robots ourselves. Our tech will 'evolve' us away as we replace ourselves with our creations.
  • Oct 6 2013: I agree with Joshua that the robots should be able to carry out most of the human function on physical activities, interactive rational reactivity, and certain decision making ability. But we should never build into them human emotions, greed and the capability to cheat. We probably have almost achieved the ability to build such robots with AI. To build robots exactly behave like humans is not only not needed, but also could be dangerous for us. After all, we have already have too many human population on earth, why do we need more quasi-humans to this already crowded earth?
    By the way, for the same reason as stated above, we should not attempt to use a real human brain as the core processor for a robot or a computer either.
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    Nov 5 2013: Computers don't think.
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    Oct 15 2013: Yes,I'm afraid. I've just got the newest information to share with you.

    " US egineers have assembled a robot using artificial ograns, limbs and other body parts that comes tantalizingly close to a true "biotic man". The robot,which can breathe, talk and walk, has appeared for the first time in New York. Standing 6-and-a-harf feet tall, the fobot has about 60-70% of human functions,and it has an artificial heart that, using an electronic pump, beats and circulates artificial blood."
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      Oct 18 2013: Hello Yoka,
      What is the source/reference of your quote? Many thanks.
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        Oct 19 2013: My pleasure. It's from the ChinaDaily
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          Oct 19 2013: Hello Yoka,
          Thank you for the link.
          When I hear about technology projects such as these, I always ask myself - What is the motivation behind such projects? For me, there is so much more to explore in being human - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, compassion, friendship, courage, faithfulness, etc, etc. So why do people try to make a robot like a human? (perhaps it's the technical challenge).
          Here is a very short poem I wrote on technology.
          "You made me do it" said Frankenstein
          as he strangled his inventor
          "I'm just a product of your mind
          and you're my only mentor".
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        Oct 20 2013: I understand your feeling.I also think generally robot world is a colder and more lonely world compared with human's natural emotions and communicational functions. I actually don't like to see a robot resembles me in the future for the concern of my privacy and dignity. But the fact is USA and Japan is developing the technologies with lively interest. And the robots can help us do lots of dangerous things and what we can't do or hardly can do by ourselves.
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    Oct 13 2013: Surely an 'artificial" intelligence can't be any worse than what has passed for "intelligence" in human beings over the ages? In fact, it could very well be an improvement? With all of humanity's double standards and contradictory rhetoric such as "fighting for peace" and centuries of irreplaceable environmental loss and degradation through human activity and modern day's rapacious plundering of our dwindling resources for nothing more thant the creation of ever more wealth there seems to be very little intelligence being expressed by human beings in the first place..

    In fact, an artificial intelligence may well be what is needed to save humanity from its own hubris. That is to say, an AI would be free of such human failings as irrationality, hyper emotionality, personality, self-importance, arrogance, hidden agendas and self-righteousness, to name but a few, and would be far more likely to make rational and logic based decisions.

    Of course, the question then becomes 'how can human beings with all the factors named above clouding their thinking create any sort of effective intelligence, artificial or not?
  • Oct 13 2013: To understand the brain and mind, neuroscience people might build a AI similar to us. This will help better understand our-self. Do you think that really identical AI to human is possible?
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    Oct 7 2013: I think it may be possible in later days, however it is really difficult task in modern days. Moreover, even though we make AI which can think and feel emotion as humans do, it cannot function equally as humans do since the emotion itself is the belonging of living creatures, not for the machine.
    At last, the inventors would think the side-effects of building AIs with emotions. Then, will they really try to make it? I don't think so. The AI's intelligence continues to develop, and I believe what happened in the i-robot series can really occur if we make such AIs. It may lead us to dangerous situation.
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    Oct 7 2013: I believe we will, and the rate limiting step is getting the AI to 'learn' Once you have self-improving abilities then an AI will be able to gather knoledge and improve itself at a much greater rate than humans can.

    Unlike the hollywood movies we see, I don't think the human emotions, creativity etc. is very complex at all. I think we just assume things like empathy is difficult to a non-biological being, when in fact, the concept itself is quite simple and easy to grasp.

    In otherwords, I think we over estimate ourselves and the specialness of our capabilities.
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    Oct 7 2013: I don't think so because computers or machines have limited capacity. The human brain has a huge capacity or ability to learn and understand. In other words, the human brain does not have limited thinking. Machines are programmed to do specific tasks and they might be able to learn by themselves, but they can't go beyond what humans programmed them. Humans act by themselves and think. The power of the human mind allows people to think, analyze, learn, understand and even deceive. Machines act or think according to what they were programmed to.
  • Oct 6 2013: Not with current ideas. The main reason is because we do not understand our own consciousness so how can we build one? Unless, it is an emergent property then we must find the requirements that make this possible.
  • Oct 6 2013: "Expert systems" can be used to garner the knowledge and experience of experts in a restricted area of knowledge, and then the expert could be replicated in software.

    More exciting is, can do better than the best human intelligence?

    Probabilistic reasoning based on Bayesian belief networks (see Judea Pearl's book) puts machine reasoning on the sound basis of mathematical probability. With the amount of big data around I see it being mined to generate those networks from clusters in data. I can also imagine some day a machine intelligence doing its own data mining, cluster analysis, and constructing its own belief networks. Far out...
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    Oct 5 2013: It depends on the full definition of AI.
    If Intelligence just means rationality, then probably yes.
    But if AI is to include the other Faculties of the human mind (such as inspiration, intuition, imagination and instinct) then I reckon the answer is probably 'no'.
    (If you have not yet read Isaac Asimov's "I Robot" series, I can recommend them)
  • Oct 5 2013: I don't see any reason it shouldn't be possible.
    After all, we know for certain that natural processes can cause something at least as intelligent and sentient as the human brain to develop. Therefore, it should be theoretically possible to mimic it artificially, and eventually even surpass it.

    The real question is when, where, and how. Moore's law predicts when we'll reach the human brain's capacity in terms of hardware (assuming we don't switch to something better than silicon chips, which will cause things to speed up further), but actually writing a sentient piece of software requires more than that (and may even be possible long before we reach the human mind's hardware capacity--evolution tends to over engineer things).

    I'm not sure you'll want it having emotions though, not in the human sense anyway. Sentient AIs are likely to start their way as tools, not people, and you don't want your tools getting emotional.

    The potential is difficult to comprehend, and for better or worse, not quite within sight as of yet. It could happen in five years, or may never really pick up for another hundred. Hazarding guesses at the far future is a fool's errand.