Thursday, February 5, 2009

AI: It won't need to be as smart as us...

... to take our jobs. I've made this argument many times before, how much of your brain does your job actually require? Do you need to have opinions on art or literature to perform your tasks? Do you need to do math while constructing complex sentences? Though a requirement for you to live, does your job benefit from the energy your brain expends telling your body to breath or your heart to beat? No.

So seeing this article, which indicates bees can learn to distinguish between human faces (even at multiple angles)despite having much, much smaller brains than us, suggests that many of the seemingly daunting problems facing AI researchers will be resolved long before we develop a whole brain simulation- which in turn isn't as far away as I'd like.

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