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Yes charlie, it's confirmed. Google, lead by Kurzweil, is actively working to hit the technological singularity.Feb 26, 2014 at 10:14 PM
I'll give this a try: from;
Hasta la Vista, Fortran
Most FEM books that include programming samples or even complete programs use Fortran. Those face an uncertain future. Since the mid-1990s, Fortran is gradually disappearing as a programming language taught in USA engineering undergraduate programs. (It still survives in Physics and Chemistry departments because of large amounts of legacy code.) So one end of the pipeline is drying up. Low-level scientiﬁc programming is moving to C and C++, mid-level to Java, Perl and Python, high-level to Matlab, Mathematica and their free-source Linux equivalents. How attractive can a book teaching in a dead language be?
To support this argument with some numbers, here is a September-2003 snapshot of ongoing open source softwareprojectslistedinhttp://freshmeat.net. Thisconveystherelativeimportanceofvariouslanguages (a mixed bag of newcomers, going-strongs, have-beens and never-was) in the present environment.
Chapter 1: OVERVIEW 1–16
Yes charlie, it's confirmed. Google, lead by Kurzweil, is actively working to hit the technological singularity.Feb 26, 2014 at 4:41 PM
Some follow up Consciousness might be replicated in silicon, it just wouldn't be human like, with human desires.
Yes charlie, it's confirmed. Google, lead by Kurzweil, is actively working to hit the technological singularity.Feb 26, 2014 at 4:38 PM
Human intelligence if contained within the human brain, which is contained within a body. This is what makes human intelligence unique from silicon (or the like) intelligence.
The human intelligence has conscience, though no one yet knows how to scientifically describe what that is or probably more accurately, how it is manifested. The human cortex is what is shared among all animals, regulates the heart beat etc.
Human intelligence is attached to the human nervous system, the evolutionary process that creates our desires, to eat and sleep, and to procreate, our greed (that all animals have). I could go on and on how AI contained within algorithms on computer chips would be so unlike human intelligence because of the disconnect from the body, but I think many here can go on themselves if they want to think if through a little bit further.
Autonomous Driving requires better AI so maybe they should develop a leading and cost effective AI platform.
There are other technologies besides AI that can do the job. Sorry I can't elaborate at this time, my research funders would not be very happy with me.
@Sven Groot: Thank you for not censoring, deleting or locking my comment or this thread. If a commenter here had not used the term "wingnut" , I would not have made my additional off topic comments. All I ask is to stop the name calling and instead be polite and reasoned in your comments and responses.
This thread was pretty low comment quantity, on the verge of dyeing, and I just added a link to an author who was proposing that no one should have assets of more than 999,999,999.99 + 0.01 dollars and some guy here on the forum calls me a wingnut. Stop doing that, and I will stop getting angry and possibly responding inappropriately.
I provided a link to a well known celebrity who is currently saying that there shouldn't be billionaires. Apparently, as your company you own shares in becomes more valuable, on paper, some government agency should take your shares away until your left with just under 1 billion dollars worth of your company stock. I doubt they would give stock back if the value dropped.
Just yesterday, my state funded, as in federal government of Canada (1 Billion $ a year) CBC news was promoting the idea that income inequality is really bad in Canada, and we need to be more like Venezuela. They are also promoting the climate change / global warming scam, even having that fraudster Michal E Mann promoting his discredited theories as if they were fact.
Telling me to shut up is not acceptable to me.