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Is Strong Artificial Intelligence a New Life-Form? – Part 4/4 (Conclusion)

In our previous posts, we discussed that there is an awareness that SAMs (i.e., strong artificially intelligent machines) may become hostile toward humans, and AI remains an unregulated branch of engineering. The computer you buy eighteen months from now will be …

Is Strong Artificial Intelligence a New Life-Form? – Part  3/4

Can we expect an artificially intelligent machine to behave ethically? There is a field of research that addresses this question, namely machine ethics. This field focuses on designing artificial moral agents (AMAs), robots, or artificially intelligent computers that behave morally. …

Is Strong Artificial Intelligence a New Life-Form? – Part 2/4

In our last post we raised questions regarding the ethics of technology, which is typically divided into two categories. Roboethics: This category focuses on the moral behavior of humans as they design, construct, use, and treat artificially intelligent beings. Machine ethics: …

Is Strong Artificial Intelligence a New Life-Form? – Part 1/4

When an intelligent machine fully emulates the human brain in every regard (i.e., it possesses strong AI), should we consider it a new life-form? The concept of artificial life (“A-life” for short) dates back to ancient myths and stories. Arguably …

Artificial Intelligence – The Rise of Intelligent Agents – Part 3/3 (Conclusion)

With access to electronic digital programmable computers in the mid-1950s, AI researchers began to focus on symbol manipulation (i.e., the manipulation of mathematical expressions, as is found in algebra) to emulate human intelligence. Three institutions led the charge: Carnegie Mellon …

Louis Del Monte Artificial Intelligence Revolution Radio Interview Recording – WFAS May 13, 2014

This is a recording of my radio interview with Brian Orlando on 1230 WFAS AM (serving the New York City area). The radio show is “Orlando In The Morning” and aired 8:03 EST May 13, 2014. Click the link below …

Artificial Intelligence – The Rise of Intelligent Agents – Part 2/3

In our last post, part 1, we stated two major questions still haunt AI research. Should AI simulate human intelligence, incorporating the sciences of psychology and neurology, or is human biology irrelevant? Can AI, simulating a human mind, be developed …

Artificial Intelligence – The Rise of Intelligent Agents – Part 1/3

The road to intelligent machines has been difficult, filled with hairpin curves, steep hills, crevices, potholes, intersections, stop signs, and occasionally smooth and straight sections. The initial over-the-top optimism of AI founders John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Allen Newell, and Herbert …

The Beginning of Artificial Intelligence – Part 2/2 (Conclusion)

AI research funding was a roller-coaster ride from the mid-1960s through about the mid-1990s, experiencing incredible highs and lows. By the late 1990s through the early part of the twenty-first century, however, AI research began a resurgence, finding new applications …

The Beginning of Artificial Intelligence – Part 1/2

While the phrase “artificial intelligence” is only about half a century old, the concept of intelligent thinking machines and artificial beings dates back to ancient times. For example the Greek myth “Talos of Crete” tells of a giant bronze man …

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