Monday, 23 May 2016

Is Genuine Artificial Intelligence Possible?

Our next meeting will consider ‘If genuine artificial intelligence is possible?’
On the 9th June from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the White Rock Hotel

Computer processing power is continuing to advance according to Moore’s Law doubling every 18 months and halving in price.  But will brute processing power ever be enough for us to see real artificial intelligence emerge?

On the other side of the question, vast strides are being made to help us understand the wondrous complexities of our own brains. Are we just a complex set of automated reflexes or  have we taken sufficient control over our responses to claim ‘intelligence’ in choosing our own actions?

Intelligence is an essence of what it means to be Human, so this will be a conversation about who we are and what we are as a race; but we may have to consider
·         What the world would be like if we were freed from the drudgery of keeping ourselves alive?
·         what rights we would have to give a machine that showed free will and intelligence?
·         How would we protect ourselves from a sentient machine that was growing in intelligence at an exponential rate?

Bring along your questions and thoughts.

 Stephen Milton

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