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Posted on 2002.06.21 at 17:48


Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-06-21 18:33 (UTC) (Link)
it would appear so... i wonder when a copy of their software's gonna show up on some #warez channel, and how long it'll take for someone to insert self-propagation code...
A Quark of A Different Spin.
adameros at 2002-06-22 18:28 (UTC) (Link)
I remember reading about this years ago (in high school), and they "taught" it by reading it news papers and magazines, and it would ask to have things it didn't understand explained. Death took about 3 months to explain, as I remember. At that time it had the IQ of a five year old. I think it could memorizes a great deal, but it will always be lacking original thought. I.e., it can play chess from looking at grand masters games, but will never be able to come up on a variation of it's own or write it's on music. Plus, given the insane amount of data it has, it is limited by the speed of the db's that serve it, but neural nets can partially compensate for db limitations.
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