Will computers ever exceed human intelligence?

In the autumn of 1998, an array of physical Random Number Generators were deployed globally to 50 host sites, to archive data from remote devices over the Internet. However this ended in 2002. Nevertheless, ongoing experiments by the scientific community are searching for correlations in this random data that may relate to human actions. This is known as the mind-matter relationship. Arbitrary samples from the continuous four year archive are evidently random. Yet, other samples corresponding to key events – such as the 9/11 in 2001 – show departure from the distribution parameters that were expected. Surprisingly these statistical deviations seem to tie in with the quantitative evidence of daily news intensity even though they exhibit anomalous properties. This characteristic is scientifically unexplained.
Scientist aim of this analysis is to explain the interaction between consciousness and physical systems with conditions of importance to human and their finite intelligence. Data correlations have been analysed in many fields: meteorology, earth sciences, astronomy, economics and human activity.

RNGs are currently used in gambling, crystallography, computer simulation and others. Another kind of RNG is called the Pseudorandom Number Generator that analyse the entropy from random human behaviour when using a computer. For example if the user is playing a multi-strategy game they may press particular key as a response to the game. The RNG idea is designed to produce random sequence with maximal entropy.

Currently, the production of quantum computers is being attempted. If quantum computers are achieved, computational intelligence will most definitely increase on an exponential rate, and may exceed human intelligence.
A theoretical model known as the quantum Turing machine represents it’s design. The national government and military funding agencies are supporting quantum computer research for national security reasons – for example, the growth of cryptanalysis which may result in an indestructible security system. Classic computer use binary-logic (the bit), but quantum computers use quantum properties to represent data (the qubit). Personally, I believe we will reach a point where computers don’t necessarily achieve consciousness, but will be intelligent enough to emulate conscious properties of the brain. The first signs of computers reaching this point will be when they begin creating their own operations like our brains do when the neurons rearrange themselves when it comprehends a new experience (new information). There is a possibility that computers may become powerful enough to download the content of our brains in the near future. However, this idea currently seems far fetched and ridiculous, but to be honest, with our limited intelligence we don’t really know what to expect until it actual happens. This event is loosely known as the Singularity.

Written by Aaron Lloyd.




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