Intelligent machines need to be a little stupid

The biological mind is full of random. Full of chaotic processes, chemical mixing, flux and flows and fluid gyrations. But from this unimaginably complex bio-machine comes amazing creativity, insight and intuition. Currently computers are not built this way.

Super computers are still constructed with predictability, reliability and reproducibility as core stipulations for design. Chaos and random are not what is desired from our computers. Program them to recalculate Pi out to 1million digits and you expect a trillion trials of this to produce exactly the same results. But maybe to build intelligent machines, human equivalent intelligent machines, a bit of “whoops, whoa, where’d that come from?” needs to be salted into the processing of these machines.

Maybe intelligence needs chaos, needs a dusting of random to exist, to thrive.

 

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