Re: Jaron Lanier Got Up My Shnoz on AI

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Jan 15 2002 - 07:57:29 MST

On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, James Rogers wrote:

> While sentience may be emergent, massive parallelism will have nothing
> to do with it. The brain is massively parallel because it was
> convenient in the evolutionary scheme of things, not because it is of
> intrinsic importance to sentience. Anything doable in massive
> parallelism is doable on a serial (i.e. "less massively parallel")
> processor.

Co-evolution requires things to be done in realtime, so massively parallel
approaches are favoured.

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