A Beautiful ‘Artificial’ Mind “Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” Ray Kurzweil Evolution of Artificial Intelligence The human race has fantasized about thinking machines right since the time of classical Greece. Homer's Iliad talks about robots that were made by the Greek god Hephaestus. While some of these robots were like humans, the others were mere machines–such as the golden tripods that served food and wine at feasts. With the advent of modern computers it became feasible to create programs that performed difficult intellectual tasks.
D.T Max shows this by depicting the story of Neil Harbisson who was colorblind before having an implant installed to the back of his head. In addition to seeing color again, Harbisson can now sense infrared lights and see ultraviolet markings. “He has not just matched ordinary human skills; he has exceeded them.” (Max) By becoming a cyborg, Neil Harbisson has come one step closer to goal of futurists such as Ray Kurzweil, who believed that we could use robots to expand our potential. Harbisson is one example of how learning can assist our development, there are many others, such as the growth of human organs for transplant. As long as this information we have acquired is not abused, humans can continue using it to transform for the
Introduction This book report discusses the book which is called “Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe”, and written by Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee. The designated book is in the paperback edition published by Copernicus Books in New York in 2003. There are thirteen chapters in total. “Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe” is a book introducing and discussing the “Rare Earth Hypothesis”. The “Rare Earth hypothesis” argues that the occurrence and development of those complex multi-cellular lives including highly intelligent human beings on the earth, require an extremely uncommon combination of, diverse geological, biological, chemical, meteorological and astrophysical factors, events and circumstances.
Artificial Intelligence is growing way too rapidly in today’s era. When we listen to the word Artificial Intelligence, the only thing that comes to our mind is self-operated machines like robots. But, in reality, AI is such a intelligent system which uses algorithms to solve any mathematical computations. The ambition of having AI was to design machines which are human-like and which will serve for mankind in near future. The smallest thing such as smart search on our computers to the Curiosity rover on Mars comprise AI.
The first computer only came into design by a need to get an advantage over the Germans in World War II. There is a long history of production and design leading to the advanced computers that are available today. Believe it or not, a handheld smartphone is actually more powerful than the computer that landed the first men on the moon! The growth of computers has changed society and everyone’s daily lives. While not everyone owns a computer,
Human beings can know in advance how to treat artificial intelligence in the future. Artificial Intelligence, the abbreviation is AI. The concept of artificial intelligence is very wide, so there are many kinds of artificial intelligence. People divide it into three categories according to the strength of artificial intelligence. The first one is Artificial Narrow Intelligence (ANI).
Although initially it used to be difficult to explain the quantum phenomenon. But with progress over the years in the technological fields we have come much closer to harnessing the true potential of quantum technology. Quantum computing is a field that was born a few years ago as a result of this revelation. As its name suggests, quantum computing aims to bring the power of quantum physics into the computer world. Classic computers are based on the binary language of 0 and 1 at the most fundamental level of its construction.
Most of people today think artificial intelligence as the new field but it has some roots which have be laid earlier. AI which we focus talking about was emerging with modern computer during 1940’s and 1950s. During those times we have witness many of earlier researchers realized their vision. Thus we seen computer size change from large machines and continue to shrink in size and cost, we have seen memories increase to nearly equal to fraction of the human brains storage capacity, speed and reliability of systems improve as well as been witnessed and introduction of many highly impressive software tools. The results of all dramatically changes improve understanding of human being which bring new horizon of innovations.
The perspective of AI in terms of future development is unbelievable huge. Its field if usage and multifunctionness is almost limitless, which give it an enormous superiority among the ordinary human’s ability. There are several positive sides of AI, which can be main reasons for AI’s total integration. The first possible advantage of AI is as Kaj (2012, 2) states, artificial intelligence can be upgraded by changing its hardware to a more powerful one, while biological humans cannot simply upgrade their brains. This may lead to the limitless development of digital brains and, furthermore, their evolution.