The Limits of Artificial Intelligence
GM: Pretty much. There was probably a little more low hanging fruit than I anticipated. I saw somebody else say it more concisely, which is simply, deep learning does not equal AGI (AGI is “artificial general intelligence.”) There’s all the stuff you can do with deep learning, like it makes your speech recognition better. It makes your object recognition better. But that doesn’t mean it’s intelligence. Intelligence is a multi-dimensional variable. There are lots of things that go into it.
I’d go a step further than Gary and say that today’s approach to artificial intelligence is hampered by the computer’s inability to dream the impossible and imagine alternate realities. I’m not sure that this is something that can ever be replicated by a machine. This may be a part of our spiritual being.
Our brains are tools that are wielded by our spirit much like a car is a machine driven by a person. Today’s artificial intelligence is somewhat akin to a hospital ventilator that can pump your blood through your body while you are brain dead.
Robots can follow complex instructions to give the illusion of intelligence, but they’ll never become self-aware or have emotion like a spiritual being. That’s because the core of human personality and intelligence has nothing to do with the material world.
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