About: ICT, AI, Robotics

This section includes technologies like Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), intelligent machines, humanoid robots and androids.



Picture by Donato Giancola
Picture by Donato Giancola

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is the intelligence of a (hypothetical) machine that could successfully perform any intellectual task that a human being can. It is a primary goal of artificial intelligence research and an important topic for science fiction writers and futurists. Artificial general intelligence is also referred to as "strong AI", "full AI" or as the ability of a machine to perform "general intelligent action".

 

A humanoid robot is a robot with its body shape built to resemble that of the human body. A humanoid design might be for functional purposes, such as interacting with human tools and environments, for experimental purposes, such as the study of bipedal locomotion, or for other purposes.

 

Whole brain emulation (WBE) or mind uploading (sometimes called "mind copying" or "mind transfer") is the hypothetical process of scanning mental state (including long-term memory and "self") of a particular brain substrate and copying it to a computational device, such as a digital, analog, quantum-based or software-based artificial neural networks.

 

There is ongoing work in the field of brain simulation, including partial and whole simulations of some animals. For example, the brains of the roundworm C. elegans, fruit fly drosophila melanogaster, mouse and rat have all been simulated to various degrees. 

(Source: Wikipedia)