Brain Power

Discussion in 'Intelligence & Machines' started by Cris, Jun 30, 2001.

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  1. AntonK Technomage Registered Senior Member

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    Okay. Now this isn't my call, since of course I am no moderator, but I think this discussion should probably stick to non-spiritual, non-supernatural, and non-mystical ideas and facts. You're free to discuss other ideas (such that human intelligence is the result of something supernatural), but I will just have to bow out of the conversation. Thanks.

    -AntonK
     
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  3. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    there are things that i believe in more than others, but i will never completely dismiss a theory or philosophy, because i believe humans dont know know as much as we think we do,

    think of me more as an observer to existance itself, i take everybodies side, because i know what i personally believe in ist true 100%, its just concept, and i just am,
     
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  5. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    EmptyForce,

    Unless you can proove otherwise we must proceed with the assumption that everything is physical since we have never observed or detected anything else and have no good reason to suspect there is anything else. In which case understanding the human brain is a matter of research and producing an artifical version is a matter of reverse engineering.

    Once in manmade form I would expect we can make significant improvements to its ability and speed. As for self-awareness: we see mild forms of this in some of the mroe advanced animals, dogs, some primates, dolphins, etc. In lower forms it does not appear to be present. Even a human child of a few months is not self-aware. Self awarness appears to be an emergent property that results when brain complexity reaches and exceeds a threshold level. In simpler animals their brains simply cannot reach the requisite number of neural nets.

    This doesn't seem like an unreasonable assumption.
     
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  7. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    Empty,

    Probably best discussed in the religion forum.
     
  8. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    EmptyForce,

    But it's difficult to compare with the current state of computing. Our brain is some 20,000 times more powerful than the best computer yet developed. When computers come up to speed and go beyond what makes you think they will not be able to outthink us? What is it you think we have they can't have?

    Why not, what's your rationale?

    If it has appropriate AI skills then why not?

    Again why not?

    Again, why not? What is the rational basis of your statements?
     
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