Re: Intelligence increase

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 21:09:35 MDT

Robin Hanson wrote,

> Notice that under this conception it makes little sense to imagine a
> computer in a small lab suddenly breaking through to super-intelligence.
> Intelligence increases would be the result of breakthroughs all across the
> globe, and the compute cycles in any one lab would only be a very small
> fraction of that total.

Because human brains don't use autocatalytic positive feedback loops to
self-optimize, they can't suddenly break through to SI. Consequently, it makes
more sense to imagine SI emerging in a humanoid AI or cyborg or purely
artificial life environment which *does* use evolvable and genetic algorithms
which can self-optimize.

--J. R.

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