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In the future, what would be considered pseudo-Artificial intelligence?

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In the future, before the advent of true Artificial intelligence, what will have pseudo-Artificial intelligence. Not Alexa or Watson. Those aren’t even pseudo.

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Not quite sure what you mean by this, since Alexa and Watson are very much artificial intelligence. They're just weak AI built for specific functions. 

I'm guessing you're referring to AI architecture here, with "Artificial Intelligence" = "Artificial General Intelligence" and "Not-even pseudo" = "Artificial Narrow Intelligence." In which case, "Pseudo-Artificial Intelligence" = that bizarre twilight stage between narrow and general AI.


Well isn't that the trillion dollar problem no one's addressing. I've called it "Artificial Expert Intelligence", mainly because expert implies field knowledge without general knowledge and partially because the acronym can be the oh-so cyberpunk "AXI".

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I don't know about "pseudo AI", but "True AI" is another term for "Strong AI":


It's almost a technical term, except that it has different meanings, depending on the context:

Artificial general intelligence, a hypothetical machine that exhibits behavior at least as skillful and flexible as humans do, and the research program of building such an artificial general intelligence

Computational theory of mind, the philosophical position that human minds are, in essence, computer programs. This position was named "strong AI" by John Searle in his Chinese room argument.

Artificial consciousness, a hypothetical machine that possesses awareness of external objects, ideas and/or self-awareness.

It may sound a little oxymoronic, like saying "real fake news" -- if it's "fake", how can it be "real"?

The confusion lies in the fact that "Artificial Intelligence" means something specific above and beyond the individual words; so, "artificial" and "intelligence" shouldn't be separated -- intelligence that is artificial doesn't mean the same thing as "artificial intelligence", in the way that AI was originally conceived.

So, I suppose one could also talk about "psuedo AI": it's AI pretending to be what the original creators of the field of study "AI" (initiated by Minsky and others) intended by the term.

Trouble is, the term nowadays has different meanings to different people.


The core issue is that there are many different ways to get machines to produce the correct behaviors in test settings. Some of these will be very different from how the brain works, even at an abstract level. For example, there are many different ways to sort a list of numbers -- they each get the job done, but do so in radically different ways. Some of the methods look like "cheats" or tricks.

Statistical methods to perform machine translation are like that -- the process does not appear to resemble how the brain does it; nor even resemble some abstract cognitive sciencey model of how the brain does it.

These statistical methods are part of the field of AI; but they do not constitute "an AI".




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So "an AI" would be anything by comp sci , that can do things it would take intelligence in a creature. (edge case would be computational neuroscience , since its both).


Distinguishing pseudo-Artificial intelligence from both Artificial Narrow Intelligence and a centaur of Artificial Narrow Intelligence with Artificial Animal Intelligence , is going to be hard. (unless Animal Intelligence is already aversion of AGI)




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Early machines that can pass the Turing Test most of the time might be thought of as "pseudo-AIs."



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In the future, before the advent of true Artificial intelligence, what will have pseudo-Artificial intelligence. Not Alexa or Watson. Those aren’t even pseudo.


I dunno.


But I'm pretty sure after the advent of true AI, it will consider our intelligence pseudo-intelligence.

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