The pages describe how
largely subconscious processes manage your life, with minimum inputs
from you. This knowledge frees you from the backbreaking
responsibility for your life. You do not manage the system. The
system decides, acts and then informs you. You merely have the power
to direct the attention of the mind. All the rest is mechanical. By
directing attention wisely, you make the system learn and it responds
with better actions.
The study of Artificial Intelligence began formally in Dartmouth College in 1956 as an effort by a group of scientists to evaluate and mechanically replicate human intelligence in computers and robots. Their basic premise was that nerve cells computed. But, nerve cells do not compute. They recognize patterns.
With that single faulty assumption, those early scientists followed a rabbit trail. They also woefully underestimated the memory storage capacity needed to mimic the mind. But, in February 2011, the IBM Watson Supercomputer applied pattern recognition on text data to step into Singularity, the turning point, where computer wisdom begins to overtake human intelligence.
A Peek Into A Future Dominated By Computers And Robotics
This new perspective of the mind opens up worlds of possibilities. The basic insight in this website is that the mind is primarily a pattern recognition machine, with mechanical and algorithmic processes. So, it is obvious that, one day, computers will be able to mimic the mind. The logical outcome of that possibility is that robotics and automation will largely take over life. What kind of world will that be?