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Man or Machine

by Ejaz Ud Din on 22nd November, 2012 at 12:40 PM CEST

“As machines get to be more and more like men, men will come to be more like machines” Joseph Wood Krutch

We can consider this statement true because every innovator of any machine tries to make it self dependent. The word “AUTOMATIC” pinches the innovator that always tries to replace man with a machine. If same pattern keeps repeating, there will come a day when the world becomes a MACHINE WORLD.

I was really intrigued by the phrase “Artificial Intelligence” and when I got familiar with it, the first question that popped  in my mind was: - “How long will it take before computers can basically do everything that the human brain does?

In 1950 Alan Turing defined a way in which we can say that a computer is operating at human levels. A human judge interviews a computer and a human - maybe several of each. If the judge can't tell which is which, we say the computer has passed the Turing test.

Every year, our Turing test is run by the Loebner Foundation, and the computers are getting better every year. If you just look at the rate at which they're getting better, the crossover is at about 2029. My prediction  is  that computers will be able to deal with a full range of human intelligence by 2029.

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This is shocking statement for most people , is it not? If we look 300 years back,  technology seems to be nothing compared to the present day, yet this statement seems be true - we can’t disagree on that. But what differs us from the machines is that we have emotions, feelings - anger, creativity, thinking power and innovation.

Here we ask another question: “Will machines have emotions? Emotion is not some sort of sideshow; there's intelligence and then there's emotion. Emotion is all these high-level concepts. It's the most sophisticated thing we do. Being funny, being sexy, being loving, these are very complicated and intelligent behaviors. It's the cutting edge of human intelligence.”

Emotions are more sophisticated than we have ever expected, making some device humanlike  is a more complicated process than most of us even imagine, but time will unlock this myth.

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So far, the machines have converted the world from dark age to the atomic age, shortened the distances, opened new worlds, changed the way people think and made life full of luxuries. But the real problem lies in the innovator and whether he’ll set limits, boundaries to the powers of his creation. These limits have different definitions according to the different frames of minds. Some consider it to be a world with huge and massive computerized machines and some imagine it to be a world that solves their daily problems.

Nevertheless, the questions that beckons answers are: “What is the future of machines?” Will human intelligence be replaced by artificial intelligence?

Ejaz Ud Din, Writers Action Team #9

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Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff =nhGddg37n5g very very interesting topic here!

Have you ever seen the Matrix movies? There is this idea in the movie that in fact we are machines/robots - a programme! Can you imagine that that might be a true story (just think of it as a fiction)? can you imagine that you might be programmed to feel? What do you think on that?

Regarding, your super-awesome question whether human intelligence can be replaced by artificial one: here's a thought. The human intelligence is a creative force. It's the force that create our environment and our environment is rather artificial. We leave behind artifacts. Makes me think: it's not quite humane to make the artificial intelligence the dominant one. Can we be one with nature that way?

22nd November, 2012 @ 11:10 PM CEST

ejaz ud din

ejaz ud din | Action team

agree with you Stefan !! but humans always try to touch their extremes............

23rd November, 2012 @ 4:58 PM CEST



I do not think that artifical intelligence will ever replaced the human intelligence because it is the human intelligence that give the artificial intelligence LIFE.

25th November, 2012 @ 3:54 PM CEST

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