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AI Computers - Not Too Good At Discussing Economic Philosophy

April 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 191

Not long ago, I had the opportunity to discuss economic philosophy with something that was less-than-human. Now you might think that this is a negative, but I assure you it isn't. Nevertheless, when I say less-than-human I am not attempting to degrade the artificial intelligent software running the computer system, rather I am quite intrigued with the process you see. Now then, I would like to talk to you a little bit about my experiences in this, and see if perhaps we might shed some light on how to improve on such systems. Okay so, let's talk about this for a moment.

You see, artificial intelligent computers still work on databases, and the information in those databases it can pull up from its memory banks. It attempts to pull up all the relevant information based on the keywords being used by the other party. It then attempts to ask questions, or pull from other insight, perhaps even famous quotes of former economic philosophers or dead white men. In this case the artificial intelligent computer would also go online and pull from other information from Internet forums, or from other individuals that had corresponded with it previously.

In other words, even though you are talking to an artificial intelligent computer, you are in a way talking to others, albeit not in real-time, on the same topic or subject matter. Unfortunately, the AI computers are not so good discussing Economic Philosophy as you might imagine. Yes, they come up with various economic truths, free market quotations, and have a good base knowledge, or what would appear to be a good knowledge base much like an encyclopedia, but since they don't actually think, it's quite easy to lose them in conversation, or find them answering questions incorrectly because they don't understand what's really being talked about.

Indeed, I suppose in the future these artificially intelligent systems will be talking with folks online, and easily passing the Turing Test, while they gather new information to talk at a higher level and with more consistency with future correspondence. However, we haven't reached that point yet, although we are getting closer. If you are ever wondering if you are talking with an artificial intelligent computer all you have to do is make a play on words, which has never been used before, or come up with a unique thought or original quote which is completely out of context. The computer or AI system won't know what to do with it.

Interestingly enough, when talking economic philosophy with an AI computer, this is rather easy to do, because there are so many economic topics in the free market that have yet to be discussed, and you can use your personal experiences, therefore it's easy to trip up the computer quite regularly to the point that the participant no longer wishes to converse with the machine. It would be like a post-doctorate astrophysicist talking with a high school literature teacher on this subject of black holes. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Economic Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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