> On Sat, 13 Jan 2001, John Marlow wrote:
> > >
> > > On this planet *right now* there exists enough
> > > networked computing power
> > > to create an AI.
> > **Now, forgive me if I've missed something here
> > (please point it out)--but isn't AI a matter of
> > quality rather than quantity?
> since intelligence is not an atomic essence but an emergent
> property, sufficient computational capacity is one of its pre-requisites;
> not only does more computational capacity make intelligence easier,
> without enough computational capacity, intelligence would probably be
> *impossible*. i take this to be eliezer's point here.
That's the one point. The other point is that creating AI gets easier as
computing power increases. This doesn't necessarily go for Friendly AI.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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