[ExI] Image Recognition Appreciation Day

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 19:56:00 UTC 2011

2011/2/16 John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>

> I would humbly like to suggest that June 23 (Alan Turing's birthday by the
> way) be turned into a international holiday called "Image Recognition
> Appreciation Day". On this day we would all reflect on the intelligence
> required to recognize images. It is important that this be done soon because
> although computers are not very good at this task right now that will
> certainly change in the next few years. On the day computers become good at
> it the laws of physics in the universe will change and intelligence will no
> longer be required for image recognition.
> So if we ever intend to salute the brainpower required for this skill it is
> imperative we do it now while we can.

John, do you really have trouble seeing the distinction between specialized
intelligence and general intelligence? Do you think Deep Blue or Watson
could pass the Turing Test?

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