good question indeed. And the answer is also quite easy. All you require to do
is to read this carefully once, twice, and as often as required to understand
what it is all about.
In our human bodies, and bodies of other living organisms, such as mammals, fish, trees, plants, biology plays a major role. There are still many unanswered questions and to know the reality about those hidden facts, scientists got inspired to employ computers.
of those major roles biology plays is how the cells, molecules that constitutes
those cells, converse, exchange information with each other, control other
cells, or molecules, asking them to convert, change or revert, and how does all
these molecules, millions and billions of them relate to the other cells in the
brains, and how is this information processed, digested, and an action is
either performed by the molecules, cells, to break down our food in the
digestive tract, give signals at appropriate intervals to our heart, and how
does a controller or controllers, process all this information, at what speeds,
and how do they see to it that the instructions are carried out. What is the role of the five senses? How are
these filtered, altered, and used by the brain or other cells?
finding out these interactions, and lot of them have been found, even while far
too many still remain unanswered, those that have been decoded have found that
complex algorithms are used, and there is fuzzy logic which is translated by
some of the cells either because of the genetic code or the DNA/RNA into real
logic. Similar correlations were tried
out in mathematical models of reasoning, and to some extent the math geniuses
and computing experts worked out fuzzy logic, which means that the logic is not
really clear, but is good enough for something else or someone else to make
sense out of it, and built systems of software that could use the either, or,
the And OR, or other variations of these operands to build computers which used
these logical gates with fuzzy logics, thus creating in some ways Artificial
intelligence as opposed to the human intelligence that we all have given to us
by our biological systems, genetic codes inherited, the DNA and the RNA.
is how most of the robots got built, and some advances have been made with
computers with software that does not specify too many things, but leaves some
of the ‘gates’ open in the software, allowing it to use such of the other codes
made available to arrive at solutions.
And surprisingly, they have worked.
Yet, the frontiers of artificial intelligence, as defined by Bill Gates
are yet to be achieved, because of the sheer size of the computing systems and
the huge codes that may have to be written for them or a series of short codes
lying on various computers interacting with each other.
So the author is as confused as you are. Let’s
go back to the top and start all over again.