“Thinking”

Progeny

Some folks get all excited  or nervous when a computer beats a human at some “intellectual” feat…

I don’t – anymore — once I became convinced that machines as we know them now cannot actually “think”.

The fear is that the machines will take over the world and humans will be subject to their whims… no longer will the coffee maker make your coffee, you’ll make coffee for it…

The thing is, machines aren’t actually creative — they can only assemble what we tell them.  This is a problem facing military folks, as they’d like to have robots firing guns and making decisions between friend and foe– but, that just isn’t happening anytime soon.

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  1. […] wrote about thinking on my other blog… Go read why I’m not worried that the machines will take over the […]

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