Computers vs Humans

• A computer can do some things better than a human can

  • – Adding a thousand four-digit numbers
  • – Drawing complex, 3D images
  • – Store and retrieve massive amounts of data

• However, there are things humans can do much better.

  • – Common sense reasoning
  • – Vision
  • – Moving around
  • – Language

  • • Today’s computers can do many well-defined tasks (for example, arithmetic operations), much faster and more accurate than human beings.
  • • However, the computers’ interaction with their environment is not very sophisticated yet.
  • • How can we test whether a computer has reached the general intelligence level of a human being?
  • • Turing Test: Can a computer convince a human interrogator that it is a human?
  • • But before thinking of such advanced kinds of machines, we will start developing our own extremely simple “intelligent” machines.