The Creativity Machine and Synthetic Consciousness

In this fascinating documentary Stephen L. Thaler, Ph.D. illustrates how a radically different form of AI using artificial neural networks of Imagitrons and Perceptrons can actually create their own logic and learn by using simple rules that arise spontaneously from unintelligent natural means. In this two part system imagination and perception combine to create a brainstorming dialogue within the Creativity Machine to from a model of cognition and true machine intelligence. The machines Thaler creates can literally think for themselves there by eliminating the need to engineer intelligence via sophisticated programming schemes. These Creativity Machines as they are called, can both imitate and produce creative thinking. The design of automobiles, aircraft and music compositions have all be accomplished using Creativity Machines. The implications of Thalers work are truly astounding and could advance the field of AI by many decades.

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