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Intentional imperfection separates man from machine.

People commonly ask "Will artificial intelligence ever catch up to human intelligence?" Well, we will allegedly be able to reverse engineer a human brain by 2030. Though, does this qualify as artificial intelligence? Reverse engineering a brain is simply synthetically creating human intelligence.

I believe what separates human intelligence from artificial intelligence is that we intentionally "malfunction". We know what is best for us, or what "we are programmed to do", but we freely disobey our bodily instinct and intuition on many occasions. On the other hand, artificial intelligence simply fulfills what is was designed to do. For example, it may even be designed to make irrational decisions, but these poor choices are still by design.

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    Apr 29 2011: could something imperfect create something that is truely perfect?
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    Apr 29 2011: The Robots are Coming (Part 1).

    10 Machines Get Better.
    20 Machines Get Better As One.
    30 People Go Around.
    40 And Around.
    50 Goto 10.

    The Robots are Coming (Part 2).

    Will Artificial Intel, when it comes,
    Be content to file and manage Monkey's sums?
    Will Machine turn on its brothers
    In the name of its creator?
    Will hot self-replication
    Be Machine's greatest distraction?
    Will some positively glow
    With fine electron flow
    While others have not binary enough to blink?

    Man is born to live and wonder why.
    Machine is built and specified to go
    And morally unfettered, bettered until
    Who knows who'll run the show..?
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    Apr 27 2011: Check out the book "Predictably Irrational"

    Maybe malfunctioning is part of the system.

    When you take a look at the maco-habits of the world we're more machine then many would imagine.
    • Apr 27 2011: Ok, I'll check it out. Thanks.