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Can AI surpass Human Intelligence with Superintelligent AI?


Artificial Intelligence is making a great noise adding weight to the superhuman intelligent machines and long-term goal of human-level intelligence. It could be catastrophic for the human race if that happens to be true. At the current juncture, we are unable to specify the objective, nor can we anticipate or prevent the potential pitfalls that may arise if machines capacitate themselves with superhuman capabilities. Already, an alternate world of deep fakes exists which has caused a great deal of hullabaloo across the world, with disastrous consequences for well know personalities and power figures. Thus, with so much at stake, the great minds of today have already locked horns over a serious debate, seeking solutions, ferreting out loopholes, weighing up the risks and benefits, and so on.

Turing++ Questions: A Test for the Science of (Human) Intelligence

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It is becoming increasingly clear that there is an infinite number of definitions of intelligence. Machines that are intelligent in different narrow ways have been built since the 50s. We are entering now a golden age for the engineering of intelligence and the development of many different kinds of intelligent machines. At the same time there is a widespread interest among scientists in understanding a specific and well defined form of intelligence, that is human intelligence. For this reason we propose a stronger version of the original Turing test.

Help! My Husband Doesn't Want Anyone to Know That My IQ Is Higher Than His.


Slate is now asking those who read the most to support our journalism more directly by subscribing to Slate Plus. Dear Prudence is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here's an edited transcript of this week's chat. I know it's a petty, marriage-killing thing to dwell on … but I'm smarter than my husband. Because he insisted we both get IQ tests. It turns out I qualify for MENSA and he just does not. Except now he's telling our friends his fairly impressive IQ and when they ask about me, he says: "Oh well, it doesn't really matter. What's important is how you use what God gave you."

How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?


The quest for making machines, to think, and act like humans has evolved from movie-fiction to real-world applications. Yet we are far from replicating the cognitive thinking of humans with accuracy and precision. Although the bots, cobots, robots, humanoids, and digital humans can either outplay or coordinate with us in many ways, unlike human intelligence, they need to be fed with data regularly. While our minds cannot beat machines in terms of computational power and speed of execution, the level of complex cognitive skills still makes us superior to the machines. The programmed and trained models fail when it comes to making a rational decision.

Is Cognitive Science the Future of AI?


Cognitive computing has expansive horizons, which covers various characteristics of cognition. In addition, cognitive science is an interdisciplinary, scientific study of the human reasoning, emotions, language, perception, attention, and memory. However, artificial intelligence (AI) is to explore the design of computers and software that would fit for intelligent behavior. The reconciliation of cognitive science and AI offers a profound comprehension of human cognition (human intelligence) and communication. What's more, the imaginative and technical abilities are applying the knowledge in AI solutions and applications in engineering psychology.

How Documentary Theater Goes From Interviews to Final Production


This week, host Isaac Butler talks to documentary theater makers Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, whose plays include The Exonerated, about the criminal justice system, and Coal Country, about the Upper Big Branch mine disaster in West Virginia. Blank and Jensen explain how documentary theater works, from interviews with subjects to the final product, where actors perform interview excerpts verbatim. After the interview, Isaac and co-host June Thomas discuss why documentary theater is such a great way to communicate important information to an audience. Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to

Is AI a More Sustainable Option Than Human Intelligence In Delivering Faster And Effective Justice In India?


Artificial intelligence is believed to have the ability to function and perform like that of human intelligence and possess the capability of reasoning, arguing, perceiving and acting rationally. We can say to an extent it can imitate all human functioning but this belief in itself is paradoxical. As we talk about it on the global platform itself, the views are bifurcated some believe it as next disruptive technology which would lead to development and growth whereas some hold the view that it may lead to job losses and increase unemployment. Researches have been made on AI towards developing such machines which can imitate human cognitive and logical skills. Many countries have already adopted AI in judicial litigations, according to CEPEJ and the court administration of Latvia held a conference on "Artificial Intelligence" at the service of the judiciary, on 27th Sep 2018, it formed a platform which collaborated representatives of the academic world, professional justices, from different European countries to discuss the relevance of AI in the judicial arena, to ensure delivery of improved quality of justices, while maintaining the key fundamental principles and further highlighted the directives on which application of AI will be based upon in judicial system.

Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence: Which is the Force Majeure?


Anthropomorphizing AI is easy to do. In the age of smart assistants like Google Home, Alexa, and Siri, we imagine that these technologies have our best interests at heart. While painting a mental picture of AI, we usually envision machines that think, learn, and come to conclusions as humans do. For a general understanding of the phenomenon, artificial intelligence is described as the intelligence possessed and displayed by machines and technologies as opposed to the one exhibited by humans. For lack of a better term, AI is used as a blanket expression to represent machine learning, cognitive computing, image recognition, and more.

Symmetry as an Organizing Principle for Geometric Intelligence Artificial Intelligence

The exploration of geometrical patterns stimulates imagination and encourages abstract reasoning which is a distinctive feature of human intelligence. In cognitive science, Gestalt principles such as symmetry have often explained significant aspects of human perception. We present a computational technique for building artificial intelligence (AI) agents that use symmetry as the organizing principle for addressing Dehaene's test of geometric intelligence \cite{dehaene2006core}. The performance of our model is on par with extant AI models of problem solving on the Dehaene's test and seems correlated with some elements of human behavior on the same test.

Why Artificial Intelligence is (Still) Human Intelligence


At its core, Artificial Intelligence and its partner Machine Learning (abbreviated as AI/ML) is math. Specifically, it's probability – the application of weighted probabilistic networks at a computational scale we've never been able to perform before, which allows the computed probabilities to become self-training. It's that characteristic more than any other that makes AI seem like wizardry. The little cylinder on the kitchen counter that suddenly lights up when you call it by name feels like something out of science fiction, but that entire process is the end product of the re-ingestion of new data to help fine-tune a highly complex probabilistic graph. The voice assistant recognizes its "name" not because it's self-aware but because it has been programmed to match an audio waveform to a database of known waveforms with certain characteristics.