Re: Skeptic Article about AI

From: Josť Raeiro (zeraeiro@clix.pt)
Date: Fri Feb 23 2007 - 06:40:33 MST


But if you have all the DNA code you still don't know how to make a human. You need a compiler, a cell mechanism that turns DNA into people.

And has anyone ever coded a program that can take care of several neurons with <1 line / neuron?

José Raeiro

Larry wrote:

He is correct to a degree about the limited knowledge of natural neural nets. On the otherhand people built fixed wing air craft with an incomplete knowledge of bird flight.

There is also an absurd argument:

"As a software project grows in size, the probability of failure increases. The probability of successfully completing a project 25 million times more complex than Windows is effectively zero."

The human written code for an AI is not going to be one line of code
per synapse. Instead your going to code in more general terms, the
human DNA that codes for brain structure is much smaller than microsoft
windows. You don't code every neuron in the visual cortex, you'd code
the general pattern of a visual cortex and learning would take care of
the specifics.

The fact that the author even made such an argument indicates that he
either has no clue, or has a clue and is making statements he knows is
false. Either way it doesn't do much for his credibility.

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007, [ISO-8859-1] José Raeiro wrote:

I don't know if it's a repost, I searched google and didn't find any relevant discussion about this

http://www.skeptic.com/the_magazine/featured_articles/v12n02_AI_gone_awry.html

What do you think?

José Raeiro


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