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Will an A.I. Ever Become Sentient?


Dr. John Lilly, a man of many interests, including the bases of human consciousness, found a great deal of inspiration in dolphins as well, devising many experiments to ascertain if dolphins could communicate with humans and vice versa.

Artificial Intelligence: 1: a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers 2: the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.

If a computer is mistaken for a human, by human users, and the results can be repeated and reaffirmed scientifically, during communication sessions held over a computer interface, then the computer "Wins" and might be said to be true AI.There have been numerous claims in recent years that the Turing test has been passed, but these events have occurred using chatbots rather than matching a supercomputer "Brain" up with real humans.

The ultimate goal, I think, for most AI scientists, is to create something that is capable of learning ANY new task, in the way a young and bright human would be, and not only learning it but being able to extrapolate and innovate upon it.

HLMI is defined here as an AI that can "Outperform a human in most intellectual tasks", and experts generally agree that it is achievable within ~60 years.

Nurture most definitely affects the formulation of emotion in a human being.

Without human guidance - without "Parents" to relate to and explain the intricacies of emotion and demonstrate positive behaviors such as kindness and affection and gratitude - what would a coldly logical machine, something that might be considered sociopathic at its core, come to understand of our world by witnessing the way we treat each other as a species? If Dr. Barrett is right, what kind of thing would our self-aware, man-made super intelligence grow into?

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