From: Zero Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 22:52:14 MST
After reading these articles, I'm convinced that artificial intelligence
will sneak up on us from behind. While AI labs labor away at trying to
create top-down or bottom-up AI, PC and network OS manufacturers will
unwittingly give rise to it by gradually making the everyday computer OS
ever more robust (widely distributed, self-optimising, self-diagnostic and
While the networkable OS may not be conscious, who cares? As long as it can
perform as well (or better?) than the sentient Jupiter Brain some here are
"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)
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