Brain vs Computer: The Challenge of the Century by Jean-Pierre Fillard

By Jean-Pierre Fillard

It really is popular that each animal species obeys Darwin's legislation of evolution, which calls for everlasting edition of animals to their setting. To be exact, each species other than guy, who behaves precisely contrariwise, adapting the place of work to himself so one can continue to exist. For that he as a rule enjoys a selected reward of nature: intelligence.

That opposite variation, which accrued over centuries, ended in what we name "progress". This used to be more suitable by way of the advance of machines which started to be additionally clever and now compete fiercely with people throughout the improvement of an "artificial intelligence".

a few well-known humans on the planet of technology and know-how lately sounded the alarm in regards to the threats which those advancements are posing. They invoked a potential domination via the machines as a result of their out of control greater intelligence, probably major us right into a definite form of slavery.

during this ebook we seriously look into this new problem of the human mind as opposed to the pc. The mind is a really complicated organ and we're simply commencing to know the way it really works; many stuff stay mysterious and will result in surprises. we are going to see how present investigations carry new information regarding this unusual organ.

we'll additionally see how the "artificial challenger" plans to win the conflict, how pcs are becoming an increasing number of robust and refined because the AI advances. might a move of minds in a laptop be attainable? might the pc be capable to a self, nonneuromorphic intelligence? those questions at the moment are open.

Who will win? we don't be aware of but. however it is bound that many stuff are going to alter in our lives within the very close to future.

Readership: common public who're drawn to the contest among mind and computing device, and synthetic intelligence.

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The brain signals were simply provided by external modules placed on the skull at the right places. This method avoids the requirement of implanting an electronic chip inside the brain, as was done before. ). Of course, the use of such a thought command is also emphasized in many other applications involving a robot which can directly be activated in the blink of an eye! This technique of recording and analyzing the electrical activity of the brain actually benefits the development of miniaturized electronic chips.

The neuron is in no way only a passive relayer of transmission, but it is also an active center of information processing which takes into account the multiple messages it simultaneously receives, and gives immediately a convenient answer. Then, from all of that, enough is known to say that it does not amount to very much! Actually, we know how the neuron works electrically when it is fired to pass a signal — but to which other neuron and why this one? The underlying determinism, however, remains elusive.

One looks for compatibilities, convergences, and similarities to reach a “philosophy” — that is to say, a conviction that is soon called “knowledge” (λδγος — logos) with this fundamental question: What the heck could logos be? Surprisingly, this kind of philosophical debate performed by the peripatetic can still be found today, mutatis mutandis, in advanced discussion between specialists. Of course, the current topics were out of reach for the Greeks but the method remains the same. ” Nihil nove sub sole.

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