Guy Mann Dude

The problem with AI is that it is constantly being redefined. At one point, a robot that would vaccum your house without you lifting a finger would have been considered an example of AI. Nowdays, hardly anyone is impressed by a Roomba. It used to be that a computer that could beat a human grandmaster at chess would have sufficed as AI. Today, we consider that to be little more than a clever computer algorithm. AI will always be 10+ years away if we keep redefining it to exclude any successes we achieve.

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1 Response to Guy Mann Dude

  1. shinichi says:

    AI has a problem of changing definintion

    by GuyMannDude

    https://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=161198&threshold=1&commentsort=0&mode=thread&cid=13486114#13486477

    Fusion, AI, and Flying cars are always 10 years away…

    The problem with AI is that it is constantly being redefined. At one point, a robot that would vaccum your house without you lifting a finger would have been considered an example of AI. Nowdays, hardly anyone is impressed by a Roomba. It used to be that a computer that could beat a human grandmaster at chess would have sufficed as AI. Today, we consider that to be little more than a clever computer algorithm. AI will always be 10+ years away if we keep redefining it to exclude any successes we achieve.

    If you are talking about “strong AI”, where machines can actually think for themselves and are sentient beings, I don’t think you’re going to find any reputable scientist claiming that is only 10 years away.

    GMD

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