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What is the difference between strong-AI and weak-AI?

The terms strong and weak don't actually refer to processing, or optimization power, or any interpretation leading to "strong AI" being stronger than "weak AI". It holds conveniently in practice, but ...
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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

Siri and Cortana are AI to some extent. The usual label is "weak AI" (also called "narrow" or "soft" AI). It turns out the Wikipedia article on Weak AI explicitly refers ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

The rhetorical point of the Turing Test is that it places the 'test' for 'humanity' in observable outcomes, instead of in internal components. If you would behave the same in interacting with an AI as ...
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What is the most sophisticated AI ever made?

In my opinion, this would be Phaeaco, which was developed by Harry Foundalis at Douglas Hofstadter's CRCC research group. It takes noisy photographic images of Bongard problems as input and (using a ...
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How to reinvent jobs replaced by AI?

With AI technology at its current stage (or at least reasonably close to this stage), the jobs you proposed may very well be openings created by AI automation. However, sufficiently advanced AI ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

The problem of the Turing Test is that it tests the machines ability to resemble humans. Not necessarily every form of AI has to resemble humans. This makes the Turing Test less reliable. However, it ...
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Does the recent advent of a Go playing computer represent Artificial Intelligence?

There are at least two questions in your question: What are some of the methods used to program the successful go playing program? and Are those methods considered to be artificial ...
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What is the difference between strong-AI and weak-AI?

In contrast to the philosophical definitions, which rely on terms like "mind" and "think," there are also definitions that hinge on observables. That is, a Strong AI is an AI that understands itself ...
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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

I would classify both as having / using elements of AI, yes. But I wouldn't say either represents a truly "intelligent" (in the AGI sense) program. But here's the rub... as you'll see in other ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

The classical Turing Test certainly does have limitations. Because I don't see it mentioned here yet, I'll suggest you read about The Chinese Room, which is one of the most commonly cited reasons why ...
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Does the recent advent of a Go playing computer represent Artificial Intelligence?

It doesn't make much sense to have a single threshold with "unintelligent" below it and "intelligent" above it. I think it makes more sense to have a gradation of intelligence by cognitive task. ...
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Is there a trade-off between flexibility and efficiency?

The cleanest result we have on this issue is the "no free lunch" theorem. Basically, in order to make a system perform better at a specific task, you have to degrade its performance on other tasks, ...
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Why are autonomous cars categorized as AI?

There is a neat definition of artificial intelligence, which circumvents the problem of defining "intelligence" and which I would ascribe to McCarthy, the founder of the field, although I can only ...
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Is there a trade-off between flexibility and efficiency?

As Matthew Graves explained in another answer No free lunch theorem confirms the flexibility - efficiency trade-off. However, this theorem is describing a situation where you have a set of completely ...
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What is the most sophisticated AI ever made?

In addition to the answers already posted, I think IBM's Watson deserves a mention. It did something pretty impressive with its Jeopardy win, possibly as impressive as AlphaGo. Sadly, since then, ...
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How to reinvent jobs replaced by AI?

AI production overseers - People who will command AI to build and control mines and factories. It's like a strategic game, but in the real world. Explanation: AI even with the intellect of a bee and ...
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How to reinvent jobs replaced by AI?

AI Gatekeepers Their job would be to make sure they (AI) don't accidentally become our overlords. AI Tax Each robot that replaces a human worker is taxed. This line of thought was influenced by Bill ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

There are many definitions of Artificial Intelligence out in the wild. All these definitions are part of one (or more) of the areas. There are four main domains, and the picture below will shed some ...
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Does the recent advent of a Go playing computer represent Artificial Intelligence?

Now that this milestone has been reached, does that represent a significant advance in artificial intelligence techniques or was it just a matter of ever more processing power being applied to the ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

It depends on how the test is given. For example, when people claimed that a machine had successfully passed the Turing Test a few years ago, the criteria was pretty weak. It only had to fool 30% of ...
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Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence?

Is the Turing Test, or any of its variants, a reliable test of artificial intelligence? Myopia Yes, if one defines the term Artificial Intelligence in terms of Alan Turing's Imitation Game or one of ...
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Does the recent advent of a Go playing computer represent Artificial Intelligence?

We've had many discussions on what constitutes Artificial Intelligence, and my takeaway has been that decision-making is the core requirement of AI, regardless of the optimality of that decision. ...
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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

Short Answer, No. Explained, Siri and Cortana are just inference engines. Though how applaudable their ability to synthesize text from speech and parse lexical maps from the text using Machine ...
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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

They are virtual artificial agents which exhibit intelligent behavior (AI). Tim Urban on Wait But Why website wrote the following: The software and data behind Siri is AI, the woman’s voice we ...
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How to reinvent jobs replaced by AI?

AI Diplomat This may be a bit far-fetched. Let's say, in the next few centuries, the AI becomes advanced enough to earn their own civil rights through the supreme court or legislative branch. We ...
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What is the most sophisticated AI ever made?

AlphaGo is the most sophisticated Artificial Intelligence program created by humans. It is a computer program that is developed by Google DeepMind to play the board game "Go". The game is ...
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Why are autonomous cars categorized as AI?

Other answers tell about sets of instructions for the car in certain situations, or a goal seeking machine, while in fact, self-driving cars don't have a specific set of instructions. Most self-...
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Is there a trade-off between flexibility and efficiency?

It would appear so. One example, albeit not specifically AI related, is seen in the difference between digital computers and analog computers. Pretty much everything we think of as a "computer" ...
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Who was the first person to recognize the distinction between human-like general intelligence and domain-specific intelligence?

Many publications from the middle of the twentieth century prove the questioner's statement that it was a widely held belief during that period that AI would quickly become conscious, self-aware, and ...
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What is the difference between strong-AI and weak-AI?

Strong and weak AI are the older terms for AGI (artificial general intelligence) and narrow AI. At least that's how I have seen it used and wikipedia seems to agree. I personally haven't seen Searle'...
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