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Is a finite Solomonoff learner worse than human learning?

An elegant program for a bitstring is the shortest program on a universal Turing machine that outputs this bitstring. According to Kolmogorov complexity, the length of the elegant program is ...
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Problem easy for humans and hard for general purpose machine learning, not needing external context?

There are many problems that people can solve more easily than a machine learning algorithm. Often this is attributed to the extra context we have access to. Image segmentation is an example of a ...
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Can the human brain be considered Turing complete? [duplicate]

I'm not a student in computer science, but from what I understand from the Wikipedia article on the topic, a programming language is Turing complete if it can emulate another Turing complete language'...
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How is the computational power of a human brain comparing to a turing machine?

This seems related to these questions at a glance: What are some problems which are easily solved by human brain but which would take more time computers? What would show a human mind is/is not ...
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What would show a human mind is/is not reducible to a Turing machine?

In computer science it is often assumed that a human mind can be reduced to a Turing machine. This is the assumption that underlies the field of artificial intelligence. However, it is an assumption,...
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Is there a way to create a “captcha”-like problem that computers can verify, but only humans can solve?

In a normal CAPTCHA scenario, a computer creates a challenge and a correct response to it. (The challenge is an image of distorted text, for instance, and the response is the characters depicted.) ...
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Why can I look at a graph and immediately find the closest point to another point, but it takes me O(n) time through programming?

Let me clarify: Given a scatterplot of some given number of points n, if I want to find the closest point to any point in the plot mentally, I can immediately ignore most points in the graph, ...
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Which is the equivalent processing of human brain in terms of computer processing?

How many flops my brain can process, or how many GHz is a human brain capable of? Is it valid to think that each celular brain is like a small cpu? (like cuda architecture). Our brains works in ...
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In what ways can we distinguish between a human and bot behavior?

Updated based on comments: In what ways can we distinguish a human being doing certain activities online and a bot programmed to do similar activities, say checking email, downloading some music ...
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What are some problems which are easily solved by human brain but which would take more time computers?

Are there any problems which can be solved by human brain in a very less time but a computer may take a lot of time or a computer could never solve it ?