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I quite like your outlook, and without getting into the details of how a "singularity" may be effected which is covered in numerous other questions, or how consciousness and "omniscience" come into play because consciousness and omniscience are not requirements, I will instead direct you to two key philosophers: Phillip K. Dick, for whom the central theme ...


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AI is already connected with cognitive psychology - there are dozens of AIs right this minute attempting to predict things like which Facebook posts you will like, and which ads you are most likely to click on. In other words, they are trying to predict how you think. For more detailed info on this AI/cognitive science connection, there is some suggested ...


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The release of Adenosine, Dopamine, Endorphin, Endocannabinoids, GABA, Glutamate, Norepinephrine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and many others into specific regions of the brain are very likely an essential part of both activation tuning of single neurons and neuroplasticity, two essential aspects of organic learning researchers have been and will continue to work ...


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Can a brain be intelligent without a body? No. Don't forget that the main function of the brain is to provide homeostasis between the body and the environment. Without the body, the utility of the brain is no longer relevant. Alternatively, why consider intelligence only in the brain? How far does our body extend? Embodied cognitive science asks us to ...


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No, here is why. No approach can simulate the mind with 100% accuracy. a major notion that AI theorist refuse to note is that you cant take an orange and by virtue of technology turn it into an apple lets apply the same logic here. neurons are temporary things in our brains, daily we are trimming our brains and growing our brains, in order to "Engineer" a ...


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I think you are slightly confusing 2 problems. 1 being classification of meta visual elements and the other being the visual system itself. Our visual system, when it comes to processing information, has had billions of years of iteration(training), so that at birth(and before), we are already tuned for the processing of visual stimuli, as well as have the ...


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Another impression that I get is that cognitive science is more about trying to find out how the human intelligence or mind works. And that it would use artificial intelligence to make tests or experiments, to test ideas and so forth. I think that's pretty much it. I mean, clearly there is some overlap, but I feel like most people who use "cognitive ...


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Title Question Easily. Simply define the efficiency metric to favor speed and accuracy in mail sorting, high speed trading, predicting movie box office revenue, or chess playing and you're done. If you define efficiency as the number of days required to write a textbook without any feedback from faculty or students divided by the number of pages, then the ...


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There has been a lot of research in cognitive science on the relationship of sleep/dreaming and memory/learning. I don't know enough about the subject to say if it resembles backprop in spirit, by as the BlindKungFuMaster points out, that may be corollary. Here's a paper from 2004, Memory Consolidation in Sleep: Dream or Reality?, which concludes that "...


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This is a very interesting question and also an important one for AI. All the current Deep Learning successes are built on the effectiveness of backprop, so what if it doesn't play a role in the only examples of intelligence currently around? It makes a lot of sense for the brain to employ some form of backprop, because that would allow it to create low-...


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Artificial intelligence is much more than a research tool for cognitive science. Of course there is some overlapping and researchers of both fields working together. But AI is also broadly used in economics, security (for example face recognition software), advertising, or in the development of games and of course in robotics (autonomous systems). The ...


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Understanding a human brain fully, how hippocampus and neocortex works would surely help AI enthusiasts to make better AI algorithms with superior memory, ability to learn and finding what precisely intelligence, feelings and conciousness are by itself. The AI looks at psysiological and anatomical data as a source of suggestions regarding possible mechanisms ...


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It depends what you mean by intelligence. A robot that acts has a different sort of intelligence than a neural net that merely maps inputs to outputs. Bit patterns within a robot brain have meaning, whereas the meaning of the inputs and outputs of gain meaning only through the larger system in which humans steer input data to it, and act on the basis of the ...


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Searle's Chinese room is analogical and is intended to present an easy-to-understand picture of the essential elements and processes of the digital computer. In the room the man (CPU) has a book of intructions (program) for responding to Chinese input questions. That is just one program of many possible programs the room could run. Each different program ...


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There are several vectors of scientific investigation and attempts to use the output of research to both comprehend the human mind and productize that knowledge for industrial, business, and consumer use, which run in parallel toward similar and largely overlapping goals. Artificial network research — convergence on behavior based on a criteria and a ...


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Can a brain be intelligent without a body? If you define "intelligence" as "doing the right thing at the right time", then the statement itself implies some sort of embodied context, whether humanoid, networked or otherwise. If you have a more existential definition where by fact that there are internal workings, or goings on but aren’t apparent in any ...


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Can a brain be intelligent without a body? In my opinion, yes, if you give it the right inputs. The brain is like a machine and its behavior depends on its architecture and the interaction with the environment, whether it is the internet or anything else, so it all boils down to the actual architecture of the system. Intelligence is just an information ...


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What are the top contributions from neuroscience to artificial intelligence and vice versa? Here is a glimpse of one of my favorite companies doing it big in artificial intelligence field,inline with its contribution to neuroscience;otherwise. DeepMind It's goal is to build a general AI systems with the ability to think,reasoning and learn flexibility ...


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Well, the low-hanging-fruit answer is that you simulate a human being - brain, hormones, everything. We should have the computing power for that to be feasible by 2040 or so. Building up self-awareness from first principles on a different foundational technology platform could be a bit more difficult!


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