MIT Quest for Intelligence

[music] The usual list of great problems in
science is the origin of the universe.., the structure of time and matter… the origin of life… But here we are after, “What is intelligence?” How the brain creates the mind. “What is consciousness? You know that’s deeper than everything
else because after all is with our mind that we try to solve all other problems. [music] I think intelligence is the ability to make connections between concepts and objects. And some of these concept can be very abstract, and then we get into a higher level of intelligence. [music] It’s a question that people have
wondered about since they wondered about anything. From the ancient Greeks through
everything that we call thinking. It pretty much always starts with,
“How do we acquire knowledge?” What is knowledge? Right? These are the questions that Plato
and Aristotle talked about, and Hugh, DesCarte, Kant, and every child, and every parent thinks about these things. Every machine we use today has a body and a brain. The brain is the set of algorithms that gets the body to do what it is meant to do. When you take a body and the brain and you put them together, you end up with a machine that can do something extraordinary. [music] there is a huge debate about whether we
are going through an age of total transformation of work in which people will lose their jobs to machines or whether this is a continuation of a two hundred-year trend where we’re going to have productivity growth coupled with wage
and employment growth. [Josh Tenenbaum] Machine forms of intelligence are more and more a part of our lives, our economies, all of our experiences, our cultures. So we’d like those machines to be good. We’d like them to be smart so that we can teach them,
get them to learn the way a child does. But we’d also like them to be good in
the sense we like be able to trust them, to be able to talk to them, to build a
shared understanding so that they can be real partners for humans. [music and children giggling] [Daniela Rus] For many years scientists and engineers
have aspired to have a stronger connection between living systems and
engineered machines. They have used living systems as inspiration for what might be possible in the future with machines. [music] [Robot talking] And by studying machines they have
aspired to create hypotheses and models that might explain the mysteries behind
living systems. [Dina Katabi] And now machines can feel, can feel your emotions probably more than I can feel it because they can tap into your breathing, your heart rate, and analyze it using these the algorithms. [music] [Daron Acemoglu] Technology has its own mind. But many things influences it. It’s really about whether we’re going to be able to use these technologies productively. [music and background talking] [Tomaso Poggio] Maybe what we really want is for ourselves to become more intelligent. And in order to do that we have to
understand what is our intelligence, how to expand it. [Josh Tenenbaum] This is a period that started with the rise of all of the fields that we work in: cognitive science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence. And it’s only now though that they’re mature enough, that each one of them is able to start to deliver its promises, and that they can all talk to each other and really start to make progress together
on the science and engineering of intelligence. [music]

25 Replies to “MIT Quest for Intelligence”

  1. Do these machines know about their existence?
    Of course they can sense the world around them but I talk in terms of consciousness.
    I feel that when a machine realises its a machine then either it will break down or it will grow to be something human, something intelligent.

  2. Your latest 3 videos (this one being the most recent) didn't show up in my subscription feed.
    I notice your 3 latest videos also have very few views (approx 15% of the norm), so it's probably not just me having the issue.

  3. Great video, MIT is a cool school, unless you worked for Obama. Then you learned nothing usable there shown from your intelligence actions. ( you should thrown a little Spider Robot on Obama's lap and said, hey were going to think that this for our national intelegence security plan) 1:31 TGB the way that I mean it

  4. While content is good, videography has many cliche shots. People pretending to be discussing is one of them. Videographer is not from MIT?

  5. I rather not hear an expert say 'now machines can feel' …. no they can't, and the statement gives the wrong impression to people who don't know it.

  6. Poggio is cool. Sadly no one at MIT is doing the right basic biology to answer the question of consciousness. Shame on MIT for falling behind. The Salk Institute leads the way in the study of consciousness along with most every other non-tiered school. The new professors here at MIT in the last 20 years are way off fake scientists. Sad that MIT is letting these pseudo investigators in. Get back to basics, get back to biology. What's really happening here is a school that is working on making smarter toys to displace human workers. These are not really scientists working on studying human or animal consciousness, rather a huge disguise to get fake grant money. Get back to the basics. Back to biology. Fire the new investigators who are taking MIT way off and wasting precious science dollars. Back to biology. Back to building up Biology and Genetics.

  7. If machines can be built to be 'good', then certainly they may be built 'bad' as well. Sure would be a great place if everything was just made to be 'good'. Peace.

  8. In theory consciousness comes about in a deeper level from the collapse of thousands of super positions per millisecond within microtubules. They are structures within brain cells that provide a framework structure within each cell and store and send information including gap junction synapses signal. Strong A.I. will come about when they are able to artificially accomplish the same. In 2016 microtubules were produced in a lab in Japan and signals were recorded from them in audio representation, they sound really cool!

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