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Computers driven mad

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:31 am UTC
by Technical Ben
Using neural network type programming, boffinscomputer programers have been able to replicate madness in a computer.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/06 ... r_boffins/

Very interesting article and study being done. Makes it easy to understand why people tend to get confused when bombarded with questions too.

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Sorry posted term used in the article, that probably won't fit here and was said as a poor joke anyhow.

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 3:59 pm UTC
by Babam
boffins? Come again?

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:09 pm UTC
by quantumcat42
Boffin is British for "nerd."

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:09 pm UTC
by Winter Man
This can only be a bad idea. The whole point of having intelligent computers is so they can make rational decisions where people can't be trusted to. Mad computers = irrational. Just say neurotoxin.

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:11 pm UTC
by sourmìlk
Winter Man wrote:This can only be a bad idea. The whole point of having intelligent computers is so they can make rational decisions where people can't be trusted to. Mad computers = irrational. Just say neurotoxin.

Holy shit we've made GLaDOS. Time to get out the lemons.

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:34 pm UTC
by Роберт
Winter Man wrote:This can only be a bad idea. The whole point of having intelligent computers is so they can make rational decisions where people can't be trusted to. Mad computers = irrational. Just say neurotoxin.

Really, that's the whole point of having intelligent computers? Who placed that restriction on their use? I don't understand why we can't use intelligent computers for gaming AI or understanding mental illness better.

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:35 pm UTC
by dedwrekka
Роберт wrote:
Winter Man wrote:This can only be a bad idea. The whole point of having intelligent computers is so they can make rational decisions where people can't be trusted to. Mad computers = irrational. Just say neurotoxin.

Really, that's the whole point of having intelligent computers? Who placed that restriction on their use? I don't understand why we can't use intelligent computers for gaming AI or understanding mental illness better.

Real intelligent computers would be terrible gaming AI, you'd have to hinder them or they would quickly overwhelm any human player.

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:04 am UTC
by Soralin
dedwrekka wrote:
Роберт wrote:
Winter Man wrote:This can only be a bad idea. The whole point of having intelligent computers is so they can make rational decisions where people can't be trusted to. Mad computers = irrational. Just say neurotoxin.

Really, that's the whole point of having intelligent computers? Who placed that restriction on their use? I don't understand why we can't use intelligent computers for gaming AI or understanding mental illness better.

Real intelligent computers would be terrible gaming AI, you'd have to hinder them or they would quickly overwhelm any human player.

And then not play with you again, because it's too easy. ;)

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 4:52 am UTC
by Princess Marzipan
sourmìlk wrote:
Winter Man wrote:This can only be a bad idea. The whole point of having intelligent computers is so they can make rational decisions where people can't be trusted to. Mad computers = irrational. Just say neurotoxin.

Holy shit we've made GLaDOS. Time to get out the lemons.
I DON'T WANT YOUR DAMN LEMONS

Re: Computers driven mad

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 5:04 am UTC
by sourmìlk
Princess Marzipan wrote:
sourmìlk wrote:
Winter Man wrote:This can only be a bad idea. The whole point of having intelligent computers is so they can make rational decisions where people can't be trusted to. Mad computers = irrational. Just say neurotoxin.

Holy shit we've made GLaDOS. Time to get out the lemons.
I DON'T WANT YOUR DAMN LEMONS

But I was going to explode them!