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Old 01-05-2018, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by man4857 View Post
Machines cannot outsmart humans. Because it cannot think anymore than what we can program into it... therefore, it will only be as smart as whoever programmed it.
AI computers do not operate under a strict set of programming, they learn. For example when Watson gets an answer wrong it will figure out why it got it wrong and adjust so it gets it right the next time.

However, it can think faster for sure. That's the great thing about machines/computers.
It's thinking or intelligence where computers have hit the brick wall until recently. Computers are absolutely fantastic at calculating things. In 1997 Deep Blue beat Kasparov who was considered the best chess player at the time. That is game of math when it's broken down to it's fundamental form. A chess player like that might be thinking about 30 moves in advance or whatever it is. The processing power finally caught up to the time alloted and it was simply able exceed what the human mind could calculate. Ask Deep Blue "What is the color of Dorothy's shoes?" which is something most children can answer, that is not something it can do on it's own.

the example I gave before was the letter A, most kids can identify the letter A in hundreds of different fonts. That requires intelligence, the most powerful computer in the world that is not using AI tech will only be able to identify what you tell it is the letter A. It either doesn't know or 100% right all of the time assuming the input is accurate.

AI computers like Watson operate differently, you give it 20 examples of A just like a child might see and you program it to identify the others. What is important to understand is it can be wrong and when it is wrong it learns from it's mistakes.
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