Science / Steampunk

The artificial intelligence whirred inside the mechanical brain of the ship it piloted. The array of cogs and gold plating would retain its memory so long as steam was pumped through it; something which the crew of the Goldheart ensured as it sailed through the black of the night. The ship knew where it was going, and in the case of an emergency, could be restarted from zero; but the crew had grown fond of conversation with it, and had even taught it to speak audibly by manipulating the needle of a phonograph. It was the longest-living autopilot in the Six Isles, and they were determined to keep it that way.

By ezs, December 22, 2017.

AI will never match the human brain. It can be programmed to solve math problems, measure distances, work on assemble lines, move
heavy objects, even write essays, but it will never equal the human brain for at least one reason. There is absolutely no way to place a “subconscious mind” in a robot. As a matter of fact, with as much as we
know about the brain, we still have no idea how the brain stores memories. AI may become able to reason with precise accuracy, but it will never be able to “work on a problem” subconsciously as the human brain does.
And then, the subconscious mind “pops” the answer into our
conscious mind. The subconscious worked it out totally.

By wmack99, August 4, 2017.