DailyDirt: Let's Play Global Thermonuclear War

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Artificial intelligence projects are getting better and better at playing games against humans. Pretty soon, we’ll just let computers play games for us — because they’ll be better at them. Here are just a few more interesting links on AI research playing with games.

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Anonymous Coward says:

to “say” something implies “intent.” But a computer program cannot–by definition–have any intent. So it makes nonsense of the verb “to say” to say, assert, contend, that a computer program could say “I’ll be back.”–even more absurd and hilarious is the assertion that the program “said” this “bluntly”.

What, please, precisely distinguishes a computer program’s “saying” something “bluntly” as opposed to just saying it without any aspect of bluntness? In other words, that which cannot even “say”–by word or deed– may not be “blunt” since being blunt, too, implies intent.

At this rate, when computers “tell us” that they are “smarter” than we (humans) are, apparently “we’ll” believe “them”.

I ask: are “we” capable of asking (and recognizing): “How STUPID is that?!”

proximity1 says:

the above (and the copy below) posted by “proximity1”

to “say” something implies “intent.” But a computer program cannot–by definition–have any intent. So it makes nonsense of the verb “to say” to say, assert, contend, that a computer program could say “I’ll be back.”–even more absurd and hilarious is the assertion that the program “said” this “bluntly”.

What, please, precisely distinguishes a computer program’s “saying” something “bluntly” as opposed to just saying it without any aspect of bluntness? In other words, that which cannot even “say”–by word or deed– may not be “blunt” since being blunt, too, implies intent.

At this rate, when computers “tell us” that they are “smarter” than we (humans) are, apparently “we’ll” believe “them”.

I ask: are “we” capable of asking (and recognizing): “How STUPID is that?!”

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