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

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I was reading a mail from His Holiness Krishna Mangal Swami on how far it is possible that a computer can surpass human being in intelligence? Swamihi replies that computer can be intelligent that much an intelligence of designer who devised the algorithm/program/computer.

This is really true! a computer has to be designed by someone and since the computer is designed by some one it can not be more intelligent than the designer. A computer may do the things faster in crude comparison with human being, however in solving a particular type of problem is limited to that of the intelligence of designer. Let say theorem proving, in this case an algorithm may be developed to prove a certain type of theorems than it can solve only of that type, other type of theorem it will not be able to solve.

This is very interesting problem and interesting thought on AI(artificial Intelligence) vs NI(Natural Intelligence).