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Next to trial and error we can reason about things.
And we can do completely unreasonable things as well.
Our heads do a lot more than ML and trial and error.
Something computers, so far, cannot.
My real point, however, is that we can't have AI if we don't know what intelligence is to begin with.
There's a computer that can score 150 on an IQ test, but that doesn't make it intelligent in the least even though such a feat would mean brilliance for people.
And even then, these brilliant people wouldn't survive a few days in the jungle while "dumb" jungle tribes have lived there for centuries.
I once read an interesting blog that AI doesn't exist and is just a marketing trick to sell ML.
The term AI in itself is problematic since no one really knows what intelligence is or how to measure it.
I think intelligence is not too difficult to define. IQ tests are fairly good at determining intelligence with spacial, verbal and other types of intelligence.
The word "intelligence" has tended to stray at times from what IQ tests were created for, such as "emotional intelligence".
The thing that is difficult to define is consciousness.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
IQ tests are fairly good at determining intelligence with spacial, verbal and other types of intelligence.
IQ tests are very limited and can even be trained.
And as you say, they measure only certain types of intelligence.
That said, if you've never been to school you'd fail such a test miserably, but that does't mean you're not intelligent just that you're not learned.
Anyway, researchers already created a program that made a computer score 150 on an IQ test and guess what, that computer was nowhere near intelligent.
Not intelligent in that you can have even the most basic conversation with it.
It would probably overflow at "Nice weather, eh?"
It also couldn't walk the stairs or play Super Mario (we have other computers doing ML to learn Super Mario).
Wikipedia says the following: "Intelligence has been defined in many ways, including: the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving."
That's a lot more than an IQ test covers and most of it is completely impossible for computers at this time (if ever).
But that was exactly my point, there is no clear definition of intelligence and it's certainly not "being able to fill out an IQ test."
but those are really just ML (image recognition and trial and error until something works).
Not only Machine Learning...
Human learning is exactly the same... how do you think that babys learn?
Not even the "genius" are born knowing everything or always do all perfectly at the first try. They do test and error too, just learn faster from it than others.
Without test-and-error would be no new creations in most of the fields.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I can read your comment and interpret them as not only words in a random order.
I know them to have meaning and I can form an opinion about it.
In fact, we can create new words or bend the rules of language and we still know what we mean.
"I dictionaried the hell out of that word."
A computer can tell me "dictionaried" is not a word, but a human understands I looked up the word in a dictionary and quite aggressively too.
You've never ever seen or heard the word "dictionaried", so how is it then that you still understand?
The first time I played Super Mario I knew exactly what to do... Get guy from left to right while evading obstacles.
I had never even seen a game before.
It takes a computer hours to learn this and it probably doesn't even understand what it does.
According to the Census Bureau only 6% of Americans pass the 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary. My grandparents on my mothers side (born in 1906 and 1908 respectively) reached their Diamond anniversary.