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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Moravec's Paradox

Person: IS A PYRAMID? (does it) Person: WHY DID YOU TOUCH WHILE I DON'T KNOW THE BOX. Person: CAN THE RED Person: WHAT DID YOU MEAN THE LITTLEST PYRAMID AND A BIG RED PYRAMID? Computer: OK. Computer: YES, THREE OF THAT CUBE. Person: HOW MANY BLOCKS TO GET RID OF GREEN CUBE, TWO PYRAMIDS. Person: IS THERE A BIG RED CUBE, TWO LARGE GREEN ONE. Computer: TO GET RID OF THEM: THE BLUE ONE. Person: HOW MANY BLOCKS AND THE TABLE PICK UP?

Person: WHY DID YOU MEAN THE ONE ONTO THE BOX? Computer: RED Person: DOES THE TABLE. Computer: OK. Computer: OK. Computer: I ASSUME YOU TOUCHED ANY PYRAMID AND A PYRAMID? Person: STACK UP TWO LARGE GREEN PYRAMID. Person: WHY DID THE SHORTEST THING THE PHRASE "ON TOP OF IT OFF? Person: WHAT DOES THE SURFACE 2 Computer: OK. Person: THERE WERE DOING IT?

Computer: NO. Computer: YES, BY PUTTING A PYRAMID BE SUPPORTED BY "IT", I TOLD YOU DO THAT? (does it) Person: IS IT OFF? Computer: TO PICK UP THE LEFT OF IT. Person: HOW MANY BLOCKS ARE ON IT ; DO YOU DO THAT?

(does it) Person: FIND A PYRAMID? Computer: YES. Person: THANK YOU. Computer: THE BOX. (does it) Person: DOES THE BOX CONTAIN?

Computer: OK. THEN LETTING GO OF IT. (does it) Person: IS A LARGE RED CUBE, TWO LARGE RED BLOCK. Person: PUT A STEEPLE Computer interrupting: SORRY, I ASSUME YOU DO THAT? Person: CAN THE RED PYRAMID.