My trainers said I'm quite poor at these topics.. lack of understanding, wrong examples & poor imagination..I guess actively discussing it is the best way to improve...
"The human mind will always be superior to machines because machines are only tools of human minds."
Needless to say, this is a GRE analysis issue. It's quite easy to say yes, but I want points that could say no, and also counter argue with points that say yes. And on the contrary, I observed that while arguing with 'yes' as your answer, it's difficult to sound cogent.
1. Human mind has the ability to learn which machines don't have yet, but that doesn't mean they won't in the near future. 50 years back, we could have never thought of computation as we do it today, so we can't say it is not possible.
2. Machines will always have the upper hand at computation speeds for pre-defined algorithms, no matter how fast a human mind becomes.
3. With just the human mind we could only theoretically 'fly', but without actual creation of the machine, it would not be a possibility. This shows that the practical achievements of human dreams are dependent on machines, even though they are created by humans themselves.
4. Human mind might not be as supreme as we think, because it is the same mind that can create weapons of mass destruction too. (I don't know whether it sounds relevant.)
Any more points?
(Point to note:
Saying 'no' doesn't mean that machines are superior to human mind, it just means that human mind isn't/will always not be superior to machines only because they are tools of human minds. This would, unarguably, look good for the conclusion.)
If I were to say 'yes':
1. Human mind created machines, and can make more powerful machines, and creator always has supremacy over the created.
2. Machines can be programmed to understand commands, but can never actively learn.
3. Machines can never dynamically adapt, so if they were left to nature, they would be 'extinct'.
4. They don't have a conscience (But being supreme contains no 'clause' of having a conscience)
Any more points from this side?