Re: Maximizing results of efforts Re: Mainstreaming

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 22:56:40 MDT

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:

> Human-competitive machine intelligence, as several experts have noted, shall
> become the holy grail of the next few years (or decades, whatever), and it
> shall become the most expensive commodity of the last ten minutes of the next
> few years (or...). So, to maximize the results of extropian effort, put as
> much mainstream money into machine intelligence as you can manage, and put as
> much machine intelligence into mainstreaming extropian effort as you can
> afford. Of course if we had a human-competitive AI, it could help solve this
> problem for us, and we wouldn't need to worry about it quite as much. So, from
> a circular logic standpoint, the first and most important task is to evolve
> human-competitive machine intelligence. Not everyone favors circular logic.
> Outside this box biotechies make magic with neural models. Dozens of teams all
> over the planet are working night and day to pop out a real live
> human-competitive machine intelligence. The stakes are so high, it's hard to
> remember that this is very stale news.

Really? Dozens of teams all working full-spped on creating
human-competitive machine intelligence? Across the board? Strong AI?
Or just competitive in some delimited problem area or another like
playing chess?

If it is strong AI, creating a self aware, human competitive general
intelligence that you are talking about then please give references to
these groups and their work. This would be very interesting indeed.

- samantha

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