Re: Think For Yourself... Or Let Machines Do It For You?

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Sep 03 2001 - 04:30:20 MDT

Party of Citizens wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Sep 2001, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> > Autonomous thinking
> >
> > The "Three-Dimensional Artificial Neural Network" processor is capable of
> > recognising objects in real time and in highly cluttered background scenes. It
> > can process an image and is capable of a certain degree of judgment about the
> > objects, in the same way as a person looks at a variety of objects and makes
> > judgments about their nature.
> As the laziest man in the whole wide world I would rather have the
> machines do my thinking for me. But I still haven't seen the proof that
> this machine can recognize objects (in general) in real time. Has anyone
> else? If it can do that, it is a breakthrough in science so great that it
> might even warrant a Nobel Prize.

Actually, the machines are in use to day to scan many thousands
of faces in real time from glimpses by cameras and identify with
high accuracy who the person is. So we are at least well on the
way in limited domains. But if a machine does your thinking for
you exactly what do you plan to do with your time?

- s.

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