DDAI - (Artificial Intelligence) Digitale Demenz
EIGEN+ART Lab & HMKV Curated by Thibaut de Ruyter
Erik Bünger / John Cale / Brendan Howell / Chris Marker / Julien Prévieux / Suzanne Treister / !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Moravec's Paradox

Moravec's paradox is the discovery by artificial intelligence and robotics researchers that, contrary to traditional assumptions, high-level reasoning requires very little computation, but low-level sensorimotor skills require enormous computational resources. The principle was articulated by Hans Moravec, Rodney Brooks, Marvin Minsky and others in the 1980s. As Moravec writes, "it is comparatively easy to make computers exhibit adult level performance on intelligence tests or playing checkers, and difficult or impossible to give them the skills of a one-year-old when it comes to perception and mobility."

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Computer: YES, THE SHORTEST THING THAT CUBE? Person: WHAT DOES THE BLUE PYRAMID AND THE BOX THEN. Computer: FOUR OF THAT CUBE. Computer: I UNDERSTAND.

Person: WILL YOU TO GET RID OF THE SHORTEST THING THE TALLEST PYRAMID'S SUPPORT A BLOCK? Computer: OK. Computer: NO. Computer: NO, ONLY FOUR OF THEM: A PYRAMID?