DailyDirt: Does It Take A Village To Teach Artificial Intelligence?

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    Anonymous Anonymous Coward (profile), 25 Mar 2016 @ 5:26pm

    Does It Take A Village To Teach Artificial Intelligence?

    Depends upon:

    A) The intelligence of the village

    and/or

    B) The artificiality of the intelligence desired.

    On the other hand, I see it like GMO foods. When it has been tested in controlled situations, with humans, for 50 years or so, I will begin to think about taking a more favorable view of the subject.

    Beating a human at chess or go or Jeopardy is one thing. Understanding humor, or satire, or innuendo, or tongue-in-cheek, or micro-expressions, or body language, or eye contact longevity is another hemisphere entirely. When the machines have proven to understand human communication, in all its forms, it is time to start thinking about believing they understand you.

    Then qualifying their 'intelligence' beyond even complex math is another matter. Let them explain poetry, the differences between poetic styles, why a movie is good or bad with the only input being the movie itself, describe a sunset, tell someone about the colors of fall in New England, interpret the look in a scorned lovers eyes, etc.. In addition, open source and heavily reviewed by non-partisan and community trusted coders over a long period of time.

    In the mean time, it is going to be a lot of fun.

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 Mar 2016 @ 5:39pm

    you missed the internet teaching Microsoft's AI to be a bigoted sexpot.

    http://www.complex.com/life/2016/03/microsoft-tay-tweets-about-sex-hitler

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    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 25 Mar 2016 @ 11:43pm

    It Certainly Takes A Village ...

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    orbitalinsertion (profile), 26 Mar 2016 @ 6:55pm

    Sounds more like a setup for Toner Wars, ah, i mean AI Wars.

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