code_turtle t1_irtxyag wrote

I mean that’s HIGHLY optimistic but more power to you, I guess. The “increasingly complex structures” you’re talking about are just fancy linear algebra problems; the idea that those structures will approach “consciousness” anytime soon is a pretty big leap. Imo, we need to first break MAJOR ground in the field of neuroscience before we can even consider simulating consciousness; I think it’s unrealistic to expect something as complex as the human brain to just “appear” out of even the most advanced neural network.


code_turtle t1_irpt8sm wrote

The reason this line of logic doesn’t work is because you have something VERY specific in mind when you say “better AI”. A TI-84 calculator can do arithmetic a thousand times faster than you can; does that make it more intelligent than you? That depends on your definition of intelligence. You’re defining “artificial intelligence” as “thinks like a human”, when that is only ONE subset of the field; not to mention that we’ve made very little progress on that aspect of AI. What we HAVE done (with AI tools that make art or respond to some text with other text) is create tools that are REALLY good at doing one specialized task. Similar to how your calculator has been engineered to do math very quickly, a program that generates an image using AI can ONLY do that, because it requires training data (that is, millions of images so that it can generate something similar to all of that training data). It’s not thinking like you; it’s just a computer program that’s solving a complicated math problem that allows it to spit out a bunch of numbers (that can then be translated into an image by some other code).