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    Machines 'to Match Man by 2029'

    Machines 'to match man by 2029'


    Machines will achieve human-level artificial intelligence by 2029, a leading US inventor has predicted.

    Humanity is on the brink of advances that will see tiny robots implanted in people's brains to make them more intelligent, said Ray Kurzweil.

    The engineer believes machines and humans will eventually merge through devices implanted in the body to boost intelligence and health.

    "It's really part of our civilisation," Mr Kurzweil explained.

    "But that's not going to be an alien invasion of intelligent machines to displace us."

    Machines were already doing hundreds of things humans used to do, at human levels of intelligence or better, in many different areas, he said.....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7248875.stm


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    Most of these articles are BS. They don't report any real news in the mainstream now so they just make up fake articles or give news about celebrities to fill the void and keep us from thinking about real issues.

    I'll point out a case in point with this article: We don't even know how the human brain works. So how is it possible without this fundamental step in knowledge that we can build machines and implant them into the brain to "enhance"? We can't even know if this is possible until we know how the brain works. We have only the vaguest ideals. We don't have a substantiated theory on what causes thought or intelligence. We do know some basic things about brain regions, neural networks and the more there are the more intelligent you are generally.

    As far as machines reaching human level intelligence, well machines can already process data much faster than humans. They can do mathmatical calculations in seconds that a man would take weeks to complete. Yet they can only do what they are programed to do. I don't see that as intelligence. I'm not sure if we have any high level adaptive computers. Meaning computers that can do things they weren't programmed to do.

    Most of these articles are just written for moron masses to entertain them or to create an emotional reaction and the illusion of being informed.

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