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Old 11-26-2013, 08:16 PM
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THAT EQUALS TRUE
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This thing is pretty interesting.

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Excuse me for freethinking out loud in the wrong thread. Maybe this has been covered? I think the threshold will have been crossed when an AI expresses its own will. Someday some shiny thing smelling of hot semiconductor will print out, "I don't feel like doing anything right now", or "I want an articulated manipulator". That would be a true indicator of self awareness, imo.
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Roomba says "I DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING ANYTHING RIGHT NOW."

WHAT NOW MR71?
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:59 AM
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If all I wanted to was create a moody layabout, I'd grow it in my uterus and wait a decade and a half.
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This thread is good and all, but I think we need to hear more about one of the topics excluded in post 0 ...

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- Whenever I try, I start with some sort of thesis to maintain or conclusion to drive toward, but once I start unloading it branches exponentially and I find myself trying to compose Ensign Steve's Grand Unified Theory of Everything. That's when I get overwhelmed and quit.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:53 PM
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Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram's utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm | VentureBeat | Dev | by John Koetsier

Either I am not quite smart enough to be appropriately cynical, or HOLY MACKEREL.
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This is absolutely amazing.

For everyone who doesn't know who Stephen Wolfram is, he's the guy that invented science and everything.
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NO. He only invented the new kinds!

He didn't invent any of the cool ones like phrenology or alchemy.
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I will read that ASAP. I need a nap first.
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Default Re: Ensign Steve waxes philosophical on the Singularity, a thrad by Ensign Steve

Did somebody post this? I'm too :lazyeye: to search for it. It's not a deep exploration of the singularity but I thought it a nice primer on what it is.


Also, for luls and :wish: nostalgia on this the anniversary of the closing of City of Heroes is this :lolwat: from the video.

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When my mom was in town we went to see a movie and this was one of the trailers that came before the movie:


At about 0:30 to 0:38 is when I started poking my mom in her side and loudly whispering "That's what I'm working on! That's what I do!" :hyper:



Also, this is another trailer for another movie that I hope doesn't represent a startling new trend of overly nerdy AI films:


I think the immediately obvious reaction is "Big Bang Theory Did It!" but then it also makes me think back to Geordi and the number of times he fell in love with that ship. Which who could blame him? That ship is damn lovable.
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I've not seen anything anywhere about Transcendence, but that Her movie has been on almost every top ten movies of 2013 list I've seen. I tend to check loads of lists from various places to get ideas for movies to watch and Her is on loads of them.

Looking forward to watching both of them :thumbsup:

Edit: ha, not the :thumbup: I was guessing for, but close enough
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I remember which is which because they are correctly singular and plural with respect to the number of thumbs.


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This is absolutely amazing.

For everyone who doesn't know who Stephen Wolfram is, he's the guy that invented science and everything.
Yeah, well, I just did a search for "Hellyer canada aliens" in Wolfram Alpha and it came back with a bunch of stats for the movie "Aliens," after announcing that it was assuming that that was what I meant.
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THE SINGULARITY HAS OCCURRED*
ENJOYS WATCHING CAT VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE


* EIGHTEEN MONTHS AGO

In a Big Network of Computers, Evidence of Machine Learning - NYTimes.com
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No, but seriously... seriousness...

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scientists created one of the largest neural networks for machine learning by connecting 16,000 computer processors
That is what I am studying my masters. When I was there over the summer, my team turned me on to the existence of this project, as it was so completely relevant to my interests, but they only hire PhDs. So the trick now is to get Google to pay me to go to Stanford for my PhD and join the lab there. :muahaha:
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Chickbots, correct?

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The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence journal had this as their front cover:



Caused a bit of a stir.

(I see the point, but I wish all our journals had melancholic manga-inspired covers...)
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The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence journal had this as their front cover:
Caused a bit of a stir.

(I see the point, but I wish all our journals had melancholic manga-inspired covers...)
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Defending the choice of cover image, the head of the journal's editorial board said it was the overwhelming choice of society members from the 100 entries submitted.
Gee, I wonder what the gender breakdown is among society members. :chin:
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I don't even. Like, if we had real AI, why on earth would we use it to make copies of human beings? We have enough of those as it is.
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Adam,

Because neckbeards dream of making a subservient woman. It is sexist precisely for the same reason it was chosen. A woman without freewill is the desire of a great many misogynists.
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