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Artificial Intelligence for human evolution

  1. Jan 27, 2016 #1
    Artificial Intelligence Technology can be used to develop intelligent Operation systems/ Management Systems for vehicles, buildings, factories, to control various systems.. etc.
    We can make robots out of it.... and make intelligent equipment that improves the comfort ability of our day to day life... There are lot of such applications for AI.

    But all of them are like having various things, technologies for us....... What about developing our selves as species, we being our technology, building the technologies into us..., developing our brain!

    I wonder whether we can use Artificial Intelligence technology to develop our brain power, intellect, memory capacity, brain capacity.
    Is there any possibility for this? :wideeyed:
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2016 #2

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    Probably.:biggrin:
    Although I'd say AI is only one aspect of technology that we could use.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2016 #3

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    interesting.... in my opinion its yes and no.

    yes if AI is used to teach the users the things that already known to human.

    no if trying to use AI to teach human things that human dont know about. (at least that's for now and should be this way too)
     
  5. Jan 28, 2016 #4
    Can you please explain it a bit?

    Yep... but anything(computer/vehicle/factory/equipment....) with an AI or controlled by an AI would do the task better than without an AI...
     
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  6. Jan 28, 2016 #5
    This is a good question and I think highlights some misconceptions about AI, neural network research, robotics, etc. My background is in cognitive neuroscience but I am currently working on more applied applications of neurally inspiring cognitive architectures. So, not to go into too much detail, as far as the future of where "artificial intelligence" is heading, we can very generally break it down into two camps. The first camp is the "hybrid" camp, which is what your post/concern is addressing. This camp is basically the camp of the "brain-computer interface," which sees technology as complimenting the native capacities of the human mind/brain. The second camp is that of pure "machine intelligence." This is the camp that says that the future of cognitive evolution is going to be entirely machine based and is not going to require, nor want, any old-fashioned biology to make it run.

    I can almost assure you that the former camp, the "brain-computer interface" camp, which is currently in vogue, is going to fall by the wayside in the next decade or two and the latter camp will persevere. The future (in my opinion) is not going to one of us hooked up to brain-machine interfaces as you see in the sci-fi movies. Far from it. Biological neurons are much too slow, sloppy and crude to have much of a future in the rapidly evolving field of machine cognition. The future will be one where we have human-like robots with our cognitive architecture only running many times faster than the cable delays of our neurons allow, along with good old Homo sapien with his skull intact and not "cyborged" to some printed circuit board. Trust me on this.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2016 #6

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    i'm not an expert in AI research but my opinion is that:
    AI is programmed and although some are able to learn but they're all programmed to collect certain data and analyse the pattern then added into their database. That's why i say AI can only teach users what is already known to human because they're programmed by us.
    The latter opinion which i stated 'no if trying to use AI to teach human things that human dont know about. (at least that's for now and should be this way too)' because if they're programmed in a way that they are able to self upgrading in a way that doenst required human and self reprogrammed then it will be like in sci fi movies... there's no need for human to exist anymore
     
  8. Jan 28, 2016 #7
    Yep.... which could result the end of the Human Race . Or the end of the human dominance on Earth..... It's something that we must strictly consider

    hmmm. I too have read that the artificial neurons are much faster than the biological neurons........

    What kind of misconceptions?
     
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  9. Feb 7, 2016 #8
    So, we all know that the existing artificial intelligence programs and AI assisted operating systems are developing slowly as they are programmed by humans.... What if they are allowed to self evolve up to a particular extent.... I meant allowing them to self evolve within a given limit in which human can fully control and understand the AI.....
    Because the AI is so intelligent by then, we can teach it as we teach a human.... we can teach it to perform numerous tasks like driving cars, controlling industries, management systems and being our personal assistants!
     
  10. Feb 7, 2016 #9

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    We don't know. We don't know how to do that yet.

    What if it doesn't want to do any of that? o_O
     
  11. Feb 8, 2016 #10
    Then I guess depending on the politics of the time, we would have to either have robot prisons, or else a robot social welfare system.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2016 #11
    Or hopefully we included an "off" switch. But perhaps they will reconfigure themselves to defeat it. One thing seems to be evident. We will see, soon.
    But that doesn't mean they are better or more powerful. The truth is we are just speculating. Perhaps our treasured intelligence is dependent upon our lack of logical rigidity... Augmenting our mental abilities could inadvertently make us "less intelligent". Technology already has that obvious effect just from using external devices.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2016 #12
    Are we using only 10% of our cerebral capacity? or is it just an odd theory?
     
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  15. Feb 9, 2016 #14
    There are multiple ways to define "capacity", if you were referring to 10% of the mass that is completely absurd. If you were talking about cognitive abilities you would have to be describing apparent actual abilities that our brains are shown to be capable of and to say we may be capable of being 10 times as "intelligent" as we are seems a bit of a stretch. The things that nature shows us in so many ways is that it most usually evolved into the most capable and efficient systems for almost everything. Why would our brains be an exception? Of all the brains on Earth ours is the crowning achievement. Perhaps we just only comprehend 10% of our brains... but I'd say speak for yourself.
     
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  16. Feb 9, 2016 #15
    This isn't a trivial case. I can't even count the number of times I've faced the "folk" conception that the human only utilize 3% of their brain. These day's it seems to be 10%, but in the old days it was 3%. But it's the same thing. If you want to make the argument that the average guy (or girl) only uses 10% of their brain capacity to make a given decision, I'm not going to argue with you. However, for the record, the brain and the human that possesses it is at all times using 100% of their brain power. Even when the brain is not working it is working. For example, as in a movie when a scene fades to black, there are still frames representing the black. In the same way this is how the brain works, the black of a scene carries just as much information as the vibrant colors of a scene, and all these variables go into the construction of the percept of a scene.

    So where am I going with this? Where I'm going is that 100% of the brain is active at all times. If it's not specifically involved in tracing out the contours of a percept, it's busy filling in the blanks of that percept. The second part of the argument is that neurons that do not have at least a baseline oscillation and, more importantly, are not integrated into some meaningful functional network tend to DIE. To put it another way, percepts are manifested in the brain as hierarchically organized superposed chaotic attractors over cytoarchitectonically circumscribed regions, e.g., V1 versus the lateral occipital complex versus the fusiform "face" gyrus. On the formation of these attractors, every neuron involved in the construction plays a role.
     
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  17. Feb 9, 2016 #16
    Yes it does seem to be one of those 'urban myths' that have been out there for quite a long time.
    The whole concept is of course in defiance of natural selection. Nature does not select for defects.
    It's also in defiance of all the experimental evidence available concerning how brains function.
    It's one of those things that get attributed to Einstein and others although they never said anything like that.
    It probably remains in circulation as an idea only because it's a goldmine for snake oil salesmen and is an attractive proposition to idiots.

    Back to our improved AI type brains though. as a comparison.
    Why would anybody design an AI that was only 10% capable of utilizing it's installed hardware?
     
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  18. Feb 10, 2016 #17
    Yes I agree! It's stupid.
     
  19. Feb 10, 2016 #18
    So for millions of years human kind has evolved and come to the position that we are in today. Are there anyways that the advances of AI technology helps that?
     
  20. Feb 10, 2016 #19

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    if you are asking 'were' there anyways that the advances of AI technology helps that(the improvement)?
    i would say no. Assuming you are talking about the brain or IQ level in human.
    'will' the advances of AI technology helps that?
    on brain and IQ level.. yes and no. AI can help indirectly as a tool but it still come down to the individual itself.
     
  21. Feb 10, 2016 #20

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    it had me go to the top and check whether its a sci-fi topic or not..lol
     
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