Tweenbots (and their need of help) reminded me of a thought I had the other day about Artifical Intelligence that takes more than 140 characters to express. Not much more, but enough to justify the first blog post in a long time. 🙂
While I’m not that familiar with AI or the methods involved in trying to solve it, it seems to to me that the goal would be to create a machine with an artificial “brain” that is comparable to that of a newborn. The true test of AI would then be to see if you could teach that “brain” enough things over the next 18 or more years for it to become self sufficient in its abilities to learn and make judgements.
If a machine were ever to be artificially intelligent enough for its “brain” power to match that of a human’s, it should have the years of experience and guidance that we get in addition to the hardwired rawness of (1+1=2).