Ray Kurzweil Answers Questions About Artificial Intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence
When Humans Transcend Biology

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil was online Monday, June 19 at 2 p.m. ET to answer your questions about Artificial Intelligence.

In his latest book, “The Singularity Is Near,” he examines the next step of the evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with greater capacity, speed and knowledge-sharing ability.

“Robots won’t be convincing as human equivalents until computers can pass the Turing test which I’ve consistently pegged at 2029. At that point we will have completed the reverse engineering of the several hundred regions that comprise the human brain And we’ll have the hardware to implemented these principles of operation of human intelligence.”

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  1. Mathematicians are keen to tellus that one problem is the same as another. I have argued in my blog that good language translation is necessary and with the Web probably sufficient for the Turing test.

    El barco attravesta una cerradura.

    Clearly I can’t discuss my boating holiday! Let us look to at VoIP. We have a lot of very different concepts which are close together or identical in terms of phoneme structure. The testers favorite.

    Love 4 ever. Amor cuatro siempre! We can see that translation, speech and Turing are all close together. Eliza was the most successful program for Turing and that was fundamentally retieval. Precision retieval, Turing, VoIP and NL Translation are all closely bound up together and (in effect) constitute a single problem.

    “Bueno espagnol” is a lot faster to analize than Turing, and if not present clearly Turing can’t be either.

    On a different aspect. In your discussion you talked about unstructured assembly. I have argued that unstructured assembly is a sufficient consition for a Von Neumann machine..


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