December 9, 2011

THERE'S A NAME FOR INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE....:

Creating Artificial Intelligence Based on the Real Thing (STEVE LOHR, 12/08/11, NY Times)

Ever since the early days of modern computing in the 1940s, the biological metaphor has been irresistible. The first computers -- room-size behemoths -- were referred to as "giant brains" or "electronic brains," in headlines and everyday speech. As computers improved and became capable of some tasks familiar to humans, like playing chess, the term used was "artificial intelligence." DNA, it is said, is the original software.

For the most part, the biological metaphor has long been just that -- a simplifying analogy rather than a blueprint for how to do computing. Engineering, not biology, guided the pursuit of artificial intelligence. As Frederick Jelinek, a pioneer in speech recognition, put it, "airplanes don't flap their wings."

Yet the principles of biology are gaining ground as a tool in computing.


..."intelligence".

Posted by at December 9, 2011 6:20 AM
  

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