Tonight while I was eating my roasted capsicum I began to ponder the nature of Artificial Intelligence and the significant challenges that remain. I think that the first problem is that we don't really even have a definition of "intelligence". Let's look at the definition from intelligence: definition of intelligence in Oxford dictionary (British & World English)
I have no idea why "extraterrestrial intelligences" are included in this definition, but it's suffice to say that that subject is far beyond the scope if this post (or, perhaps not).noun
the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills:
an eminent man of great intelligence
[count noun] a person or being with the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills:
I think that everyone would agree that the definition is pretty broad. It's too broad.
Creation of AI has been pretty much at a standstill for the last 40 or more years in my opinion. Whilst eating my capsicum (these are red bell peppers) I realised that maybe the most direct approach to creating AI would be not to concentrate on AI at all! Maybe we have to concentrate on implementing a complete simulation of the universe and then AI would, after a while, "emerge". I really think this might work. How can it not work when this is how the real universe ended up with intelligence?
So, instead of creating AI we could achieve the same thing by ignoring the hard problem of AI and instead create a deatiled model of the universe and the AI problem will solve itself!
Has anyone else been working along these lines?