Re: Keeping AI at bay (was: How to help create a singularity)

From: James Rogers (
Date: Sun May 06 2001 - 15:21:05 MDT

On 5/6/01 10:45 AM, "Jim Fehlinger" <> wrote:
> James Rogers wrote:
>> Give me just one example of something you can do in high-plasticity
>> evolvable hardware that can't be done in software.
> Give **me** an example of just one out of the trillions of instances
> of high-plasticity evolvable hardware runnning around on this
> planet that's been successfully replicated in software!

What the hell does evolvable hardware have to do with this? If you want to
make a straight hardware comparison to the human brain, you'll win some and
lose some. You've basically ceded the argument. Who cares if we haven't
done something as long as we know that its possible (realizing that any
argument to the contrary would be invoking magic)? It took mankind a while
to learn powered flight as well.

Give me a processor that can properly utilize as many transistors as the
brain has neurons, and it would be a fair comparison.


-James Rogers

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