Friday, August 24, 2012

AIs, robots, and humans

In the opening lecture of intro AI (CS 260), I discussed some contrasts between what AIs and robots were capable of, having come a long way, but have a long way to go -- I used these videos to illustrate some points:

   Bigdog (; 
   Asimo (; 
   Dr. J (; 
   Willie Mays ( ); 

I'm not sure Asimo could get back up if it fell!!! 

There are differences in mental abilities too (e.g., categorization and pattern matching: ), but the cognitive prothesis view suggests that AI can be used to augment myopic and otherwise limited human reasoning (e.g., Dan Ariely ) to yield a powerful human/AI hybrid intelligence.