Re: (de Garis') are fake neurons

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 13:54:02 MST

The human brain is organized into hundreds of regions, with widely
varying local neural architecture, a complex cognitive architecture that
describes how they intercommunicate, and learning programs that suck
additional richness out of the perceptual environment as part of the
process whereby the initial, relatively ordered state grows into an
intelligent brain.

If Hugo de Garis hasn't planned a path whereby an equal amount of
richness enters his big honkin' neural network, he'll just wind up with
a big honkin' earthworm.

In recent times, I've concluded that the Singularity ETA will be
governed by software, not hardware.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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