Pyramid Philosophical

Friday, November 10, 2006

Artificial Intelligence

There has been a long standing analogy between a computer and an organic (human) brain. This cannot be a realistic comparison. A computer needs a program and will always perform identical actions given identical conditions.

A program has to be written to simulate a concept. To mimic human behaviour, but fixed behaviour. Adding algorithms to deal with learning can only be to the extent that the programmer expects learning to be adopted.

The result would have to be cloned machines and they still cannot think for themselves.

Artificial intelligence can never happen.

Or can it?

Is it possible for a program to self-script? To be thinking and sentient?


Taken from (based on) - Neural Networks [Computer Active (Issue 473) - page 49].

Can computers be programmed to operate as interconnected brain cells - the evolution of the program and become human-like (organic)?

Recognise patterns. Make decisions.

Computers 'think' differently to brains. Neurons in the brain work by building complex associations with each other and are densely packed within the brain (each directly connected to around 10,000 others). As neurons interact, skills and knowledge can be developed.

And (unexpected) leaps in creativity.

Computers behave more logically and store considerable amounts of information and retrieve it very quickly, but following human-devised instructions. Transistors and not neurons are used. They cannot learn (from experience).


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