- George Spilkov
- United Kingdom
Surviving the day, UNEMPLOYED
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Where is HAL or when are we going to have a Thinking Machine? What is holding us back? Why we fail to succeed?
When I listen to all these talks on TED and many others I stand in awe of how much we know about the brain, the thinking and the intelligence.
So, why we do not have already a Thinking Machine like HAL9000 (2001:A Space Odyssey) installed in every naval ship, hotel, factory, shopping centre or space ship?
We have the top down approach of Cyc (Douglas Lenat).
We Have the bottom up approach of Cog and Kismet (Rodney Brooks)
We have the biological approach of Jeff Hawkins.
We have many other approaches... including the confabulation theory of Robert Hecht-Nielsen.
Are they all a dead-end research similar to every other attempt for Thinking Machine since the 60's?
Where the researchers hit the wall and fail? Is it funding or there is more to it?
How much would it take to get them all together to figure it out and put the issue behind us once and for all?
We hear about the success of their research but wouldn't it be more valuable to hear about the limitations?
What is the next step?