Re: How Robots Will Steal Your Job

Discussion in 'Java' started by Bent C Dalager, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. In article <>,
    Hans-Georg Michna <> wrote:
    >
    >This will not get us very far. I believe the next significant
    >step is that computers will begin to understand written human
    >language and through this ability will gain knowledge.


    I think this is much too optimistic. Even humans have trouble
    understanding written human language. There's far too much room for
    poetic improvisation within in.

    I think a process in which you first develop a fledgling AI (which has
    the necessary complexity to become intelligent, but not a lot of
    knowledge yet) and then parametrize human knowledge in a strict,
    formal language has a much greater chance of success. The AI could
    then learn a lot by assimilating Encyclopædia Britannica (in the
    formal language) without having to battle with all the inaccuracies of
    human language.

    Programmers could learn to communicate in this formal language in
    order to converse with the computer. The start of human-cyborg
    relations :)

    Of course, this means you'd have to start by getting a bunch of people
    to translate the most essential human works into the formal language.
    This is probably less work than what you'd have to do to enable the AI
    to understand normal human language.

    Cheers
    Bent D
    --
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    Bent C Dalager, Aug 26, 2003
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  2. Bent C Dalager

    Roedy Green Guest

    On Tue, 26 Aug 2003 13:30:01 +0000 (UTC), (Bent C
    Dalager) wrote or quoted :

    >The AI could
    >then learn a lot by assimilating Encyclopædia Britannica (in the
    >formal language) without having to battle with all the inaccuracies of
    >human language.


    It may be done mostly with multiple choice questions on the part of
    the computer.
    --
    Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
    Coaching, problem solving, economical contract programming.
    See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html for The Java Glossary.
     
    Roedy Green, Aug 26, 2003
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