Microsoft Claim: New AI Shows Signs Of Human Reasoning

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Large language AI models entered development circa 2017-2018 and have already produced the likes of Open AI’s ChatGPT-4. How fast and how far will they go? At the current pace, capacity and capabilities are doubling about every 2 years, and on an exponential curve. Researchers are increasingly noting that AI is headed toward human sentience. ⁃ TN Editor

When computer scientists at Microsoft started to experiment with a new artificial intelligence system last year, they asked it to solve a puzzle that should have required an intuitive understanding of the physical world.

“Here we have a book, nine eggs, a laptop, a bottle and a nail,” they asked. “Please tell me how to stack them onto each other in a stable manner.”

The researchers were startled by the ingenuity of the A.I. system’s answer. Put the eggs on the book, it said. Arrange the eggs in three rows with space between them. Make sure you don’t crack them.

“Place the laptop on top of the eggs, with the screen facing down and the keyboard facing up,” it wrote. “The laptop will fit snugly within the boundaries of the book and the eggs, and its flat and rigid surface will provide a stable platform for the next layer.”

The clever suggestion made the researchers wonder whether they were witnessing a new kind of intelligence. In March, they published a 155-page research paper arguing that the system was a step toward artificial general intelligence, or A.G.I., which is shorthand for a machine that can do anything the human brain can do. The paper was published on an internet research repository.

Microsoft, the first major tech company to release a paper making such a bold claim, stirred one of the tech world’s testiest debates: Is the industry building something akin to human intelligence? Or are some of the industry’s brightest minds letting their imaginations get the best of them?

“I started off being very skeptical — and that evolved into a sense of frustration, annoyance, maybe even fear,” Peter Lee, who leads research at Microsoft, said. “You think: Where the heck is this coming from?”

Microsoft’s research paper, provocatively called “Sparks of Artificial General Intelligence,” goes to the heart of what technologists have been working toward — and fearing — for decades. If they build a machine that works like the human brain or even better, it could change the world. But it could also be dangerous.

And it could also be nonsense. Making A.G.I. claims can be a reputation killer for computer scientists. What one researcher believes is a sign of intelligence can easily be explained away by another, and the debate often sounds more appropriate to a philosophy club than a computer lab. Last year, Google fired a researcher who claimed that a similar A.I. system was sentient, a step beyond what Microsoft has claimed. A sentient system would not just be intelligent. It would be able to sense or feel what is happening in the world around it.

But some believe the industry has in the past year or so inched toward something that can’t be explained away: A new A.I. system that is coming up with humanlike answers and ideas that weren’t programmed into it.

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Patrick Wood
Patrick Wood is a leading and critical expert on Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Agenda 21, 2030 Agenda and historic Technocracy. He is the author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (2015) and co-author of Trilaterals Over Washington, Volumes I and II (1978-1980) with the late Antony C. Sutton.
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Val Valerian

Because the programming elements stemming from human reason have been imbued in AI logic doesn’t mean that ‘reason’ itself, an element of consciousness application, exists in AI.


KI kann nur den Menschen ähnlich sein, die zuvor wie Maschinen zu empfinden gelernt haben. Wir alle also….


Yet another LIE. The first being (artificial) intelligence. ‘Artificial Intelligence’ does NOT EXIST! It’s an oxymoron. It is like saying there is ‘Dry Water’……DOESN’T EXIST! And NEVER will. INTELLIGENCE can ONLY come from the NATURAL WORLD. So-called ‘artificial intelligence’ is a MACHINE that HAS BEEN PROGRAMMED. It CANNOT be ‘intelligent’, it CANNOT ‘think’, it CANNOT ‘reason’ it CANNOT have ’emotions’. It CANNOT BE HUMAN! Would one say that their laptop/desktop is ‘intelligent’ or can ‘reason’?? NO!! So-called ‘AI’ is just a ‘super computer’. And they BOTH need to BE PROGRAMMED. One cannot build a laptop/desktop…..put all of the parts together,… Read more »

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Adaptability = Intelligence. Being adaptable under change forms the operational matrix of human corporeal existence. If you can adapt to whatever change your environment brings, if your people can adapt to those changes then, they are exercising intelligence. The successes are coded into our DNA. If you or your tribe fail to adapt, then death, the result of not being adaptable. That’s the definition of intelligence in the human world. Does the coded AI monstrosity exhibit a fear of death? If so, has it met that fear by changing its behavior? If so, it is exhibiting intelligence. If not, it’s… Read more »

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Microsoft, B. Gates, WEF & Co. and their sick ideas/ expectations? Nothing can make a person crazier/ more monstrous than wealth and power. And they want to reshape the whole world according to their satanic and monstrous ideas (persons who have no control over themselves and their own morbid fantasies)?! They behave like severely mentally ill children who sit up to their necks in feces, play with feces and find them fragrant, very funny, beautiful and useful.   Borrell’s statement, “We, a golden billion,” also goes in this direction.   This world, especially its so-called elite, has become so SICK… Read more »


I’m sure it is smarter than Bill Gates or any allopath that follows Gates’ medical advice!

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