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  •  Deep blue was big, bulky, and specialized (0+ / 0-)

    when it beat Kasparov in 1997.  Today its capability fits in a desktop computer and its deep dive analytic architecture is today used for general data mining.    

    •  It's a tool, not an operative... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...that's the state of AI at this point. The computer can't just decide to do something on its own.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:12:26 AM PST

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      •  Fundamentally, what's needed by you then? (0+ / 0-)

        If you took a riding lawnmower, put it in drive and let it go, it sure will look like it doing stuff on its own.  If you put a collision avoidance computer in it, now it's making decisions.

        If someone took Watson and bolted on a parser and wget and a thread detector and randomly set it to answer questions in blogs, how long do you think would it take you be able to tell it's not human?

        •  I don't know... (1+ / 0-)
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          If someone took Watson and bolted on a parser and wget and a thread detector and randomly set it to answer questions in blogs, how long do you think would it take you be able to tell it's not human?
          ...but maybe if you did that, had IBM set up a account for it on Daily Kos, and let it lurk for a while, we'd find out.

          At minimum, such a machine would have to consistently pass a Turing Test for me to consider it more than a tool.

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          by JeffW on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 09:26:14 AM PST

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          •  So it need not do stuff on it own, then (0+ / 0-)

            Or if you still require that, you agree there are some pretty simple tools and a loop to make it look like it?

            You need it to respond like a human to queries (pass the Turing test as you said).

            I wonder what Alex Trebek thought?

            •  It should be able to act on its own... (0+ / 0-)

              ...to be considered a true, fully-functional AI. Otherwise, it's just a damned big database.

              Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

              by JeffW on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:17:10 PM PST

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