Introduction to this blog

Consciousness can be generated by the process of computation! This is the claim of neuroscientists and computer scientists. However, the Vedic literature provides a clear idea that conscious by its nature is not a matter and hence it cannot be generated by any kind of complex computation that is due to matter. This blog is to explore the science of consciousness from Vedic perspective.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Can an AI Get Into the University of Tokyo?

AI craze for replicating natural intelligence  is rising. Here is another example of a robot who trying score top marks in Japan most difficult university entrance test. 

Recently there was AI program(I think the algorithm was developed by Prof. David McAllester, TTI) installed in IBM machine  who won the quiz game called  Jeopardy. Prior to that there was IBM Blue gene who defeated Garry Kasparov in chess game. So from all those incident it quite clear that computational algorithm has some extend capability to surpass human ability to think and process the algorithmic problems. So I believe primarily the goal of AI is enhance the human ability in data processing and problem solving that are of algorithmic in nature. So this is a good technological outcome.

However the original problem that was formulated by AI giant Alan Turing is the true challenge that need to be solved, how to know who is intelligence or what we mean by intelligence? So the problem is whether any program can ever pass Turing test? 

More over, the human being not just machine which has some capability to solve the problems. We have multiple characteristics, emotion, behaviour, feelings, desire, love, sympathy etc. Now the great question is whether all these things are also fundamentally a computational problems or something more than that. If these problems are also a kind of computational in nature than what is that? or if they are beyond computation then what ways they are different, how to characterize these problems as something non-computational. These are open problems and I am interested to solve these.

Jaynarayan, Bangalore, India

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence: AI and Free Will: When do choices exist?

Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence: AI and Free Will: When do choices exist?: This is a philosophical post instigated by Scott Aaronson's recent paper and blog post  regarding free will.  A lot hinges, I think, on...

Short but interesting thought shared by Prof. McAllester of TTI on free will. Argued from game theory and gave a interesting conclusion that choice still exist even if the things are determined and predictable.

Jaynarayan, Bangalore, India