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It's a source of wonder and excitement for some, panic and concern for others, and a whole lot of cutting edge work for the people actually making it happen: artificial intelligence, the end-game for computing (and, as some would have you believe, humanity). But when you set aside the sci-fi predictions, doomsday warnings and hypothetical extremes, AI is a real thing happening all around us right now — and achieving some pretty impressive feats:

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Filed Under: ai, algorithms, alphago, artificial intelligence, creativity, game algorithms, games, lawrence livermore national lab, machine learning, neural network, poker, supercomputers
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 27 Apr 2016 @ 10:59am

    Re: Re:

    And your point?

    Claiming emergence doesn't suffice. The economy is made up of millions of individual people who need not understand the whole system for it to function, but it would be silly to call the Economy an intelligent, sentient lifeform.

    Likewise with weather systems. Music too. Just because things are organized in a way that they can accomplish more than the sum of their parts doesn't magically bring them to life.

    It seems like the modern idea in AI circles is that they'll just throw a bunch of shit together and magically the machines will be alive. No wonder our brightest minds have fled to working on better ways to get people to click on links.

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