From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 15:37:51 MDT

Chris & Jessie McKinstry wrote:
> 2 - The primary purpose of GAC is to build a fitness test for humanness in a
> binary response domain. This will in the future allow GAC to babysit a truly
> evolving artificial consciousness, rewarding and punishing it as needed at
> machine speeds.

Chris, if you are actually planning to use near-brute-force techniques
like evolution, I am curious as to what kind of computing power you
anticipate will be required to evolve a large population of baby AIs.
Clearly it will be much more than the amount required to run a single
human-level AI, especially if you want to be able to evolve the population
in any decent amount of time. Are we talking 2030 or farther before this
amount of computing power will be available? If so, what's the point of
hyping now what will not be technically achievable anyime soon?

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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