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Building an AI Physicist -- Max Tegmark
Cosmologist Max Tegmark describes the challenges with creating trustworthy artificial intelligence, and his own project writing a code that used neural networks to re-discover 100 equations from the Feynman lectures. From the 6th FQXi meeting, in Tuscany.
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It's a beautiful approach,but personally I prefer the sphères of symbols instead of strings. Yes it's possible to explain this intelligence,biological with correct methods.But we cannot create a real artificial intelligence,we just mimate like I said ,I am repeating because you confound Lorraine.You can tell all what you want with a kind of vanitious comportment and humor,that will not change.Intelligence ,consciousness,freewill can be ranked and understood Simply.Utilise the sphères and their...

Hello to all the people out there who believe that computers/ robots/ AIs can discern meaning in a string of symbols. Heck, anyone can tell what 00001110101011 means or 1110100010101010101011110 means, can’t they?

Intelligence does not arise from a string of symbols or from the processing of a string of symbols; consciousness does not arise from a string of symbols or from the processing of a string of symbols. However Tegmark, and many others, believe that intelligence and...

Like Max tegmark building a physicist AI,we can for example make the same with Chemistry and medicine.We could create so better meds in having encoded correctly the methods,algorythmics. We just create the most complete datas and algorythms and after ,the system analyses and so make conclusions and so create meds.It's only simple than this.The same for an AI physicist. So it is relevant in encoding all the necessary parameters,this physicist AI will be able to create so new harmonical partitions...

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