Human Intelligence: Copy / Paste

Feb 28, 2022Philosophy/Ethics, Tech0 comments

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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Julia

So I got the outline, and I’m wondering whether we shouldn’t expand it a bit

Today 17:08

Julia

maybe just for the intro, show how old some this stuff is 😊            

Today 17:08

John

Ok, what did you have in mind? 😊

Today 17:09   

Julia

Well, I do get that actual AI is quite recent, but the idea of making an artificial human isn’t …

Today 17:09

John

Ah, I think I see what you mean …

Today 17:10   

Julia

Remember the stuff about the ancient greek vending machine?      

Today 17:11

John

Sure do, I totally did not know the idea was so old! 😄

Today 17:11  

Julia

There’s a lot of mythology having to do with making humans, like the golem or Brazen Heads

Today 17:12

John

But how would that be relevant to what we’re doing? 🤔

Today 17:13   

Julia

Well, those ideas did get people wondering about what makes them think, and what makes them tick

Today 17:14

John

Sure, sure, but … AI?

Today 17:14   

Julia

AI started out as the idea of copying how a human works, simulating humans, so this seems relevant

Today 17:15

John

Maybe, but shouldn’t we concentrate on the psychological side then?

Today 17:15   

John

like the research of Newell, Shaw, and Simon. I think Sam mentioned them to me.

Today 17:16   

Julia

Maybe, but don’t we also need to know about the thing performing the rules and algorithms?

Today 17:16

John

I see what you’re getting at: if engineers started by copying the human hardware, well, “wetware” …

Today 17:17   

Julia

Yes! But I guess you’re right that we should focus on rules and algorithms

Today 17:18

John

Perhaps it would help if you ask Cho and Sam for feedback on this?

Today 17:18 

Julia

Good one! I’ll do that and then get back to you 😉                              

Today 17:19

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