Intelligence is not Artificial

by piero scaruffi

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(These are excerpts from my book "Intelligence is not Artificial")

The Ultimate Dystopia: a Perfect World


In the 2010s the trend in A.I. is about systems that learn by themselves to operate in environments where the rules are finite and very clear, such as games. These systems work wonders as long as we can perfectly simulate the world for them. My fear is that, instead of making machines as intelligent as humans (a feat that seems virtually impossible with today's technology), we will make the human world increasingly "perfect" (devoid of exceptions and creativity) so that machines can perform as well as humans without any need for human-level intelligence. The amazing skill of human beings is to be able to survive and thrive in a world that is far from perfect. It would be much easier to live in a perfect world. In fact, a perfect world would probably be very boring for humans. Perfection does not require intelligence. Perfection is not super-human: it is sub-human.

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