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Comment: Re:Progenitors? (Score 1) 686

by Boronx (#47219587) Attached to: Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

One calculation I saw was that if a single space faring race spread out ward slower than the speed of light, only to nearby stars, with a 200 year growth period for new colonies before they started new colonies, that species would colonize every habitable planet in the galaxy in 1 Billion years. So your idea doesn't really solve the problem.

Comment: Re:F&%ken CS people (Score 1) 309

by Boronx (#47209735) Attached to: Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?

Now if you manage that, try expressing it outside of a language so it can be evaluated. Now imagine building computer to be "artificially" "intellegent" without a language. Even if there was some form that was not based in language (by the way, not just talking human language), how would you test that? How would that computer be "correct" or "mistaken"?

Stanislaw Lem's Solaris is an imaginative take on a similar problem.

Comment: Re:No, not over-hyped at all... (Score 1) 309

by Boronx (#47209677) Attached to: Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?

Ask a human which seven letter word is the hardest to read? What kind of fruit have they seen the most? The algorithmic solution to problems that at one point were clearly in the domain of intelligence is starting to become a pattern. Yeah, each solution on it's own is extremely limited, but human intelligence is starting to seem limited, too.

The trend feels like science versus religion. By the 19th century, science had made huge strides in explaining how the universe works, but there was a huge, overwhelming issue that made God still dominant as an idea. The vast, beautiful, complex and and endlessly varied sea of life was inexplicable. Then Darwin came along with an idea that was dead simple, and all of a sudden there was nothing left. God receded back to before the beginning of time.

Comment: Re:but that's the problem with the turing test... (Score 1) 309

by Boronx (#47209595) Attached to: Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?

Some one compared the current versions of the Turing test to a hypothetical flying competition in the days of Da Vinci. To make things simple, the prize goes to the machine that gets the furthest off the ground. Some joker wins the competition with a pair of springs tied to his feet (Eliza). The next year, all the entries are bigger, better springs.

Real programs don't eat cache.

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