Human Intelligence: Copy / Paste
Every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate it.
An attempt will be made to find how to make machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves
Dartmouth AI summer research project 1955
Julia and John are talking about the following article:
A Proposal for the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence
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So I got the outline, and I’m wondering whether we shouldn’t expand it a bit
maybe just for the intro, show how old some this stuff is 😊
Ok, what did you have in mind? 😊
Well, I do get that actual AI is quite recent, but the idea of making an artificial human isn’t …
Ah, I think I see what you mean …
Remember the stuff about the ancient greek vending machine?
Sure do, I totally did not know the idea was so old! 😄
But how would that be relevant to what we’re doing? 🤔
Well, those ideas did get people wondering about what makes them think, and what makes them tick
Sure, sure, but … AI?
AI started out as the idea of copying how a human works, simulating humans, so this seems relevant
Maybe, but shouldn’t we concentrate on the psychological side then?
like the research of Newell, Shaw, and Simon. I think Sam mentioned them to me.
Maybe, but don’t we also need to know about the thing performing the rules and algorithms?
I see what you’re getting at: if engineers started by copying the human hardware, well, “wetware” …
Yes! But I guess you’re right that we should focus on rules and algorithms
Perhaps it would help if you ask Cho and Sam for feedback on this?
Good one! I’ll do that and then get back to you 😉
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What is AI compared to the hand that wields it?
It suddenly started drawing – in a naturalistic style. Yesterday I was watching it whizzing around, and the result really did look almost like you. That’s when I threw it away…
Anything is art if an AI says it is
Do not you understand? This is a whole new dimension, even according to the canons of the classical “art sacre”. This is a real revolution. Do you understand, ladies and gentlemen? This is the first hot plastic artwork! You! You! My boy … you are an artist!
“Young man, you don’t think I’m encountering constructive symbolism for the first time, do you? “Unplug”: free yourself from physicality, from the vulgar earthbound physicality, from the evils of civilization, from electricity, nerves, and so on. Isn’t that what this is? The association is crystal clear, I’d be tempted to say, perhaps even too obvious” (Kishon 1987)
AI see, AI do
You young badgers imagine that it would be enough to smear a pound of paint on the canvas and you’re already a modern painter. I would be willing to accept this abomination for a bad joke, if there was even the slightest humor behind it. But this here is an abracadabra! A nothing!
As far as AI can see
The case of the use of the abacus by Japanese school children and adults … tool’s use becomes incorporated into a culture-specific technology