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Humans have a complicated brain. Can we develop AI to the point where it can rival our intelligence? [duplicate]

As I understand it, the way our brain works is that in a given situation our brain is bombarded with several possibilities extremely quickly, and using experience and our own intelligence we choose ...
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Is something like the AI from the movie Ex Machina close? [duplicate]

So I watched the movie Ex Machina. I started thinking and started wondering. Is something in that level of AI possible in the near future? Maybe not her body, but her mind. And how far off is her ...
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On transferring human consciousness to a computer, roughly how much memory and processing power would it take? [duplicate]

Designing my own RPG, and transferring human consciousness into machines is a part of the background. Wondering what are the real world numbers for doing such a thing. Memory, processing power, heat ...
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Is there any job that can't be automated? [closed]

Assuming advancing AI and computing according to Moore's Law for the next two to three decades, are there any kinds of jobs that can't be automated? If not, why not? Please refer to specific ...
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The Challenge of Controlling a Powerful AI

By now, everyone is familiar with the remarkable achievements of special-purpose AIs like Deep Blue and Watson. Now, it is clear that as our accumulated knowledge of algorithmic methods and of the ...
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Do we fall into an “artificial intelligence” trope or is it reality?

In regards to questions on artificial-intelligence, it seems like there is always usually an immediate opinion that the goals an AI is tasked with is going to end up with the opposite effects than ...
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How much memory is needed to record a human thought?

Mind-Machine interfacing is fairly common across the width and breadth of sci-fi, from Science-fantasy to Hard Science-Fiction. The idea of connecting a human mind to a computer system especially the ...
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What is the limit of a human's memory if Immortal?

If an average human in build and intelligence were to gain immortality for whatever reason what is the limit to what they could learn and remember? This human is for all intents and purposes a normal ...
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When will uploaded minds be a reality?

The Premise Setting a near-ish future world, where people live a full life and then upload their minds into different hardware and continue on. Setting a timeline for this, when (what year) are we ...
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Can people upload their consciousnesses to computers?

The idea of uploading one's personality and consciousness to a computer is a semi-common science fiction trope. It has been suggested as a way to essential immortality. In a story I'm working on, an ...
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How to explain truly emotional ghosts?

No, not like that!!! The Oxford Dictionary defines: Ghost as "an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image". Basically ...
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Stone-Age AI - A Thought Experiment

Suppose superintelligent AI is possible. Is there any reason its code couldn't be executed by stone-age people rather than a computer? E.g., imagine an order of monks reading and executing commands in ...
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Is there a possibility for an AI to download someone's brain via USB stick? [closed]

As you can see, the USB stick is extending from the possessed robot's finger. The USB stick extends its way straight to the person. If it touches the person, then it'll download the person's ...
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How physically small can human intelligence get?

A common trope in science fiction is the idea that a human's consciousness and intelligence can be downloaded onto a computer. I recently had the idea that maybe in some apocalyptic scenario, ...
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How long until Stack Exchange becomes a hive-mind? [closed]

Back Story: "Happy 100th Birthday Google" it said on the search page. Of course Google is not an organism, it thought. It was never born. But if it were to compare itself to an organism, those 100 ...

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