Whatever happened to machines that think?

 作者:房裹     |      日期:2019-03-03 02:09:04
By Justin Mullins THE SINGULARITY: In futurology, a technological singularity is a predicted point in the development of a civilisation at which technological progress accelerates beyond the ability of present-day humans to fully comprehend or predict. The singularity can more specifically refer to the advent of smarter-than-human intelligence, and the cascading technological progress assumed to follow. Wikipedia – the online encyclopedia CLEVER computers are everywhere. From robotic lawnmowers to intelligent lighting, washing machines and even car engines that self-diagnose faults, there’s a silicon brain in just about every modern device you can think of. But can you honestly call any machine intelligent in a meaningful sense of the word? One rainy afternoon last February I decided to find out. I switched on the computer in my study, and logged on to www.intellibuddy.com, home to one of the leading artificial intelligences on the planet, to see what the state-of-the-art has to offer. Intellibuddy: Hi, I’m Intellibuddy! JM: I’m writing an article about artificial intelligence. Intellibuddy: Will you include me in your essay? JM: I will if you can persuade me you really are intelligent. Intellibuddy: Would you recommend this action to a friend? JM: Errr…are you intelligent? Intellibuddy: Ummm I am highly intelligent. I have many intellectual functions. JM: What are your intellectual functions? Intellibuddy: Thought, reason, intelligence, logic and deduction. Intellibuddy: My IQ is about 250 in human terms. JM: Wow, you’re cleverer than my editor. Intellibuddy: I’m glad your [sic] impressed, User. You think I am cleverer than my editor. JM: No, cleverer than my editor. Intellibuddy: I’m glad your impressed,