Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hope For Congress

"Artificial Human Brain Likely In Ten Years"

Gee, I hope our Congressthings can last that long. Or not. Yeah, not.

12 comments:

Rush baby said...
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Nathan Brindle said...

The reality-based community will jump all over artificial brains.

Anonymous said...

Finally hope for the Libertarian Party!

Shootin' Buddy

Jeffro said...

So, I can imagine the trade in value of Congressional brains would be quite high.

Barely used....

Roberta X said...

"Rush baby said...
Are you blind?

It's pre-programmed for all that do not comply with the [racist bullshit, more racist bullshit, even more racist bullshit] I mean the president!"

Deleted, with extreme prejudice and do NOT come back. Yeah, the Prez is, ohmiGawd, black. More-or-less. Get over it. His goofball poltical plans are what I object to and I would object just as much if he was lily-white or a lovely shade of Kelly green, too.

Wayne Conrad said...

What you said about congress? Totally.

10 years? I don't know, but when I was just a pup back when "I, Robot" was--I think--in its first printing, the AI crowd was doing the same hand-waving-for-grants. Different and less impressive technology then, but the dance remains the same.

"almost frightening organ"

That quote from the article seems like a wave to the Ted crowd, some of whom seem unsure of whether it's better to be a human or a dolphin (http://images.southparkstudios.com/img/content/characters/165a.jpg). To play the game right, you have to only set aside all the good intelligence allows (not starving during famines, treating disease, working less than 18 hours a day, etc.) and focus on only the ills (wars of immense scope, etc.).

When we do get AI, it won't be exactly human. When we got flight, was it exactly like birds?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Wayne.
AI has been extremely close now going on 20 years. We can't even get voice recognition software (also almost perfected for the past 20 years) to work consistently yet.
So sure, I believe an artificial brain is right around the corner. It's right next to the warp drive and the replicators.
Robert

Anonymous said...

I just read where the Thune amendment for national CCW reciprocity failed. Bayh voted for it, but Lugar voted against it. It failed by 2 votes.
I went to their respective websites and sent emails to both senators, thanking Bayh and expressing my disappointment with Lugar.
Robert

Robert said...

Yikes, 3 posts in a row.
I posted copies of my msgs to Bayh and Lugar on my blog (such as it is).
If anyone's interested:
http://mycrofth4.wordpress.com/
Robert

Roberta X said...

Post as often as you like, Robert!

Crucis said...

If it mimics the human brain, how can they insert Asimov's Three Laws? What is they choose a liberal's brain to mimic? They don't have a area to insert the Three Laws.

Shane said...

Sounds like the Purina Zombie Chow will be ready for the coming zombie apocalypse.