Started by Baruch, December 31, 2016, 10:15:52 AM
Quote from: Baruch on January 05, 2017, 07:20:04 AMHe needs to define terms (he likes to teach anyway) and give us a full course in theory of computation ;-)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_computationI agree with him, that Turing machines aren't sentient ... in which case AI is a fraud. If he claims that some Turing machines are sentient, he needs to produce one, and test it with something better than the naive Turing Test. Most people won't pass the Turing Test. They actually have this test from time to time, and it is a joke, an exercise in human projection or anthropomorphism ... which dates back to the Eliza program (an online psychologist).
Quote from: Cavebear on February 19, 2017, 04:52:27 AMCute and pedantic. But you haven't answered the question about "state machines". And probably won't.
Quote from: Baruch on January 13, 2017, 10:01:39 AMplants don't have nerves, so it is speculative if they have brains or not
Quote from: fencerider on February 28, 2017, 01:34:45 AM but science says that plants communicate with each other in a way that suggests they do have a brain.Isn't a state machine a type of analog computer?Is polywater a neccessary component of cold fusion?
Quote from: fencerider on February 28, 2017, 10:41:51 AMOh right let me rephrase the question:Is polywater a neccessary component of cold-fusion? ;-)
Quote from: Baruch on February 28, 2017, 07:33:06 PMIt is fraud all the way down, right back to Archimedes. Would you trust a guy running from a public bath, naked? Eureka my ass ;-)