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29-10-2011, 01:05 PM (This post was last modified: 29-10-2011 01:12 PM by mysticjbyrd.)
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
(29-10-2011 04:22 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  I'm waiting to see if human level general AI's will happen. Hopefully that will probably happen soon.

My new computer is pretty darn quick. I7-960 with NVidia GTX570. The progress is amazing! Imagine if human level AI's could run efficiently on a tiny mobile phone in 15-20years time.

As far as I know, we arent even close to AI.

The newest development in programming is machine learning, which sounds a lot like something AI would do, but its not really that complicated.
You give a program a problem, then solution, and it writes its own condition statements to hone in on being able to get the right answer itself next time.

Here is a great example, IBM Watson computer playing Jeopardy.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ibms-wa...d=12920555



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29-10-2011, 04:23 PM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
Smile Interesting.
They've been gathering sentient technology data for several years now, but I think it will be in the infant stages for years to come. I'm far more interested in the biological research.
I wouldn't mind seeing a Wooly Mammoth walk the earth before I die. Shy
I wonder if it would be very disoriented... or just really pissed off... like we all seem to be at birth. Wink

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29-10-2011, 08:48 PM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
I have seen zillions of arguments for and against human level AI's. Personally I think it will happen though it's only a question of when. I'm fairly confident it will happen in my lifetime if we don't blast ourselves back to the invention of the brick or go extinct due to some unforeseen consequences of global warming.

We are aproaching it from many angles at once. We are creating a Connectome so the brain can be fully emulated in a super computer. You can provide it sensory input from camera's, microphones, etc and allow it to grow up.

The thing about our brains is that the majority of it is dedicated to keeping our bodies running. We are fairly large animals too so the motor cortex needs allot of neurons just to amplify the signal being sent to the muscles. Theres also allot of regulatory hormones and chemical signalling that is handled in the brain. Elephants and whales have huge brains but they need to control huge bodies.
I wonder how much of our brain actually gives us our conciousness and intelligence. If we figure out the algorithms machines could eventually be smarter than us and more power efficient.

The other approach is by building lots of specialised AI's like IBM's Watson computer playing Jeopardy. You get all these specialised AI's and somehow merge them together to make a general AI that is good in many areas and can adapt. Computer Vision/ Language Processing/ Speech and Sound processing/etc.

I suppose Siri is an example of a specialised AI. It is very limited in scope and can only perform specific tasks.

OpenCog is an interesting project I've been checking on from time to time.
http://opencog.org/

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29-10-2011, 09:08 PM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
Don't hold your breath..

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05-11-2011, 04:46 PM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
Has anyone watched Brave New World with Stephen Hawking? Here is the link

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05-11-2011, 10:01 PM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
(29-10-2011 08:48 PM)DeepThought Wrote:  The other approach is by building lots of specialised AI's like IBM's Watson computer playing Jeopardy. You get all these specialised AI's and somehow merge them together to make a general AI that is good in many areas and can adapt. Computer Vision/ Language Processing/ Speech and Sound processing/etc.

Sounds a bit like the geth from Mass Effect 2 xD
"The geth are a race of networked artificial intelligences that reside beyond the Perseus Veil. The geth were created by the quarians, as laborers and tools of war. When the geth became sentient and began to question their masters, the quarians attempted to exterminate them. The geth won the resulting war, and reduced the quarians to a race of nomads."

Hey brother christian, with your high and mighty errand, your actions speak so loud, I can't hear a word you're saying.

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06-11-2011, 05:36 PM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
(29-10-2011 04:22 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  I'm waiting to see if human level general AI's will happen. Hopefully that will probably happen soon.

My new computer is pretty darn quick. I7-960 with NVidia GTX570. The progress is amazing! Imagine if human level AI's could run efficiently on a tiny mobile phone in 15-20years time.

Intel? My next unit will be Intel. I've been 2-1 in favor of AMD in the past, over that span, AMD has been less than impressive. Tongue

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06-11-2011, 10:40 PM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
(06-11-2011 05:36 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(29-10-2011 04:22 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  I'm waiting to see if human level general AI's will happen. Hopefully that will probably happen soon.

My new computer is pretty darn quick. I7-960 with NVidia GTX570. The progress is amazing! Imagine if human level AI's could run efficiently on a tiny mobile phone in 15-20years time.

Intel? My next unit will be Intel. I've been 2-1 in favor of AMD in the past, over that span, AMD has been less than impressive. Tongue

I would side with AMD if they had an answer to the I7. I really don't like encouraging a monopoly.

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11-11-2011, 06:23 PM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
(06-11-2011 05:36 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(29-10-2011 04:22 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  I'm waiting to see if human level general AI's will happen. Hopefully that will probably happen soon.

My new computer is pretty darn quick. I7-960 with NVidia GTX570. The progress is amazing! Imagine if human level AI's could run efficiently on a tiny mobile phone in 15-20years time.

Intel? My next unit will be Intel. I've been 2-1 in favor of AMD in the past, over that span, AMD has been less than impressive. Tongue

Yah, AMD is falling behind quick.

AMD tries to keep making more cores, but a lot of the software cannot utilize them all. While intel, keeps speeding up the cores, thus making it better for running todays software.

In the future, software might be developed to make better use of the additional cores. But given the exponential growth of computer hardware, why would you buy a computer today to run programs in the future?
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13-11-2011, 08:10 AM
RE: 23 incredible new technologies you’ll see by 2021
(11-11-2011 06:23 PM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  
(06-11-2011 05:36 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  
(29-10-2011 04:22 AM)DeepThought Wrote:  My new computer is pretty darn quick. I7-960 with NVidia GTX570. The progress is amazing! Imagine if human level AI's could run efficiently on a tiny mobile phone in 15-20years time.

Intel? My next unit will be Intel. I've been 2-1 in favor of AMD in the past, over that span, AMD has been less than impressive. Tongue

Yah, AMD is falling behind quick.

AMD tries to keep making more cores, but a lot of the software cannot utilize them all. While intel, keeps speeding up the cores, thus making it better for running todays software.

In the future, software might be developed to make better use of the additional cores. But given the exponential growth of computer hardware, why would you buy a computer today to run programs in the future?

Games are the only thing these days that can use the latest hardware. I just installed Crysis 2 recently and maximum graphics settings at 1920x1080. My computer did it without the slightest hesitation. That game is getting old now though.

I run the protein folding program - rosetta@home when i'm not using the computer. That uses all the cores.

GPU computing is starting to get more common. There are systems designed with lots of pci-e slots specially designed for gpu computing. Amazon's cloud computing service offers gpu instances as well!

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