>>11902>No-one knows if AI is even possible,
I'm a hard materialist, so I think that the human brain is doing information processing, using electrical signals and neuro chemistry.
If the brain is doing something special we don't know about, that means more discoveries for information theory.
I think that if we wanted to build computers that worked like a human brain, we have to build it out of mem-ristors, not tran-sistors.
Think of a mem-ristor as calculating and storing information at the same time. And on a physical level it works by manipulating ion-channels, which is qualitatively similar to neuronal ion-channels in the brain. If this interests you the buzzword to look for is "neuromorphic systems".
Theoretically it should be possible to have currently typical computer architecture run mind-emulation software, because von Neumann machines are universal computers. However it's not practical, it would have an enormous size, power-bill and waste-heat affecting local weather patterns.
>machine learning,. Yes. But that isn't AI, it's just a superficial imitation.
I guess machine learning is just one part of an artificial mind.
Star trek predicted that autonomous artificial minds would be achieved roughly 500 years from now, i think that's a reasonable time-table.
It's unclear to me what you mean with AI being a superficial imitation.
What makes it superficial ?