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12:28 am on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No doubt some of you have read of the Turing Test, O-machines, Zeus, the Lovelace test, and generally anyone who has an opinion on this :o)

The question is, would a computer be capable of acting intelligently and creatively on its own accord, to the point where someone reading this wouldnt know if a computer or a human is typing it? ;)

This stuff amazes me, its funny seeing philosophers falling over each other trying to quantify it in a nice quaint sentence or two.......for human consumption.

So what gives, one day, will computers know what work they have to do, without us telling them what to do...or is it always going to be a case of "monkey push button get banana" ;o)

Some interesting but un-foo like reading here.

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Phew, I'll read more later, good stuff bro.
I have a book called 'Alien Intelligence' by Stuart Holroyd, which deals with investigating wether various life forms (including computers :) ) can be looked on as intelligent. Among others he discusses extra-terrestrials, dolphins, chimps, spirits and last (but not least) god.
His conclusions relate to 'intelligence alien to that of physical human persons of the planet Earth', suggesting that there are many levels of apparent intelligence apart from our own.
The stuff on non-physical being's intelligence is really fun.
The mind boggles!
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Excellent subject but do we even act on our own accord?
Are animals that only act subconsciously doing it at their own accord?

What do we class as intelligence? I think computers will be intelligent in the future but not in the same way as we are and its a long way off as processors are just not quick enough. If we try to evolve intelligence which the universe has taken billion years to do, how long would it take our computers but I do think evolving programs are the way as you just couldn't program anything anywhere near as complex as the brain.

Could the created become more intelligent than the creator?

Anyway I'll keep it short, could go on forever about this.

My answer is yes I think they will think for themselves in the future but a long long way off [added]: but not the way we currently class as thinking for yourself.

[added]: Also forgot to mention my username comes from Glac a private ai project I been doing for about a year, its also a long way off.

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>Phew, I'll read more later, good stuff bro.

It's worth reading it all, ya..phew ;) I like the stuff about Zeus.....it makes sense.

It never mentions anything about "alien intelligence"....but I agree there's more than one form of intelligence. Seems the study of IT and neurology are coming closer together though, perhaps that's just our own curiousity :)

>Glac a private ai project

I Wouldn't mind trying to "interrogate" it, and see how long it fools me :) Will maybe see it getting the Loebner Prize?

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>I Wouldn't mind trying to "interrogate" it

Interrogate him, he wouldn't like being called it! and it wouldn't take you long.