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Brain of worm in a robot. A real ghost in the machine.

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Nowhere Man, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    This seems like a fancy version of the game of life which all computer science major implements in their first few classes.

    Conway's Game of Life - Wikipedia

    This worm's brain can't be all that complicated if it can fit in the memory of a lego kit which I would assume to be at max, mega bytes.

    If you're interested in AI, deep learning is the current hot trend of Silicon Valley. Many companies like Intel and NVIDIA are venturing into this space for automated driving and other AI applications:

    Deep learning - Wikipedia
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    What I find intriguing is the ability to map a living brain and put it in code. I couldn't help but wonder if the human brain someday in the far future would be the automatous software that drives "living and thinking" machines forward in the future.
     
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    A lot of it is simply having enough memory and speed to implement such things.

    I'm beyond amazement concerning these things. I have much confidence that we will simulate a human brain some day if not sooner. The algorithm is not that all complicated but we just do not have the raw processing power and amount of memory to do it, now. We probably could do something very simple now but the time operation to compute one "tick" of an artificial human brain would be very slow. We just need more mapping of the brain and for hardware to catch up to the size and computational requirements.

    The number of neurons in animals:

    List of animals by number of neurons - Wikipedia

    "The whole human brain contains 86 billion neurons and roughly 16 billion neurons in the cerebral cortex."
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    This is got me kind of wondering if they're going to actually work on more complex forms of life and see if such a code mimics the behavior of the animal itself.

    I've been fascinated with ai since IBMs Deep Blue, more recently OpenAI a self-learning software.

    Never heard of Deep Learning before.

    Interesting read.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I suppose it's better than a brain transplant. Can you imagine your own personality intertwined into a machine. Would that make you twins? How would you get along together? *Grin*

    That has all the makings of a creepy science fiction story come to life.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I remember a long time ago, when I watched Tales of the Darkside there was a story about a guy who transplanted an AI into a robot modeled after his son who had died.

    I forgot the title of the episode but if I was able to think up of a title, I would have called it the Dark Side of Pinocchio.
     
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    I can't help thinking that, if we ever get to the point where a person's brain is uploaded into a computer, in some attempt by that person to "immortalize" themselves - the moment of success will be infinitely overshadowed and turned into a grand, floundering disappointment (if not utter horror) when the realization is made that the computer they are staring at that is supposed to be "them," is entirely separate and actually quite incomparable to the real "them." And as it replaces them, they will realize that they don't get to live forever... not in the slightest.
     
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    One would have to be 100% enlightened to go through such a process and not go insane. If you feel an itch there is nothing to scratch.
     
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    You have think about it from a business application. I don't think their is an application for "pure" AI. Possibly to cure loneliness? Much of today's AI is to help further with automation. I can see universities and researchers delving more into human AI but not corporations unless there is an overlap. But universities/researchers will not have the same resources unless sponsored by businesses.
     
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