Mechanical Minds.


The idea of a mechanical mind. Sounds brilliant doesn’t it . In fact, the concept is not that abstract. Everything electrical we own has a mechanical mind. From a self scanner at a supermarket to a mobile phone , these minds were designed to do one job. They aren’t complex like the human brain .
Hans Moravec, Marvin Minsky, Rodney Brooks as well as others coined what we call Moravecs paradox which states that “it is comparatively easy to make computers exhibit adult level performance on intelligence tests or playing checkers, and difficult or impossible to give them the skills of a one-year-old when it comes to perception and mobility.”

Is this because a robot knows what we already know. We are home to so many skills we unconsciously exhibit. I may be a good cook whilst my mate might be a good mechanic. We really on our sensory motor…

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