January 29th, 2014

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Writing Excuses 9.4: Artificial Intelligence with Nancy Fulda

Writing Excuses 9.4: Artificial Intelligence with Nancy Fulda

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2014/01/26/writing-excuses-9-4-artifical-intellegence-with-nancy-fulda/

Key Points: The social definition of artificial intelligence is things computers can'd do yet, so it is a moving target. But as soon as you know how it is done, it doesn't seem magical any more. "True" artificial intelligence may depend on having the right hardware. What is the line between AI and uplift? Self-awareness and personality? But how do you judge from the outside? AIs as gods or AIs as anthropomorphic? 
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[Nancy] It's interesting that you brought up evolutionary and learning algorithms, because this may actually be interesting for our listeners to talk about in the realm of electronics. What are the basic...
[Brandon] Well, we're running a little low on time...
[Nancy] Oh, darn it.
[Brandon] We can give you like some final words. We've got like 30 seconds left.
[Nancy] Okay. Go to the Internet. Look up Bayesian learning, neural networks, and genetic algorithms.
[Mary] Those words will all be correctly spelled in the liner notes.
[Brandon] Yes.
[Howard] So now Nancy has given you pretty much a writing prompt.
[Brandon] Yes. All right. We'll take that as a writing prompt.
[Howard] And has given me a writing prompt which is to figure out how to spell those.
[Brandon] This has been Writing Excuses. You're out of excuses, now go write.
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