The Knowledge Pump
There is a lot of controversy about how human-level machine intelligence will
develop. Some scientists believe it will follow a path similar to the one
followed in nature by evolution: there will be artificial one-celled animals,
artificial insects, artificial lawyers, artificial monkeys, and so on up to
artificial human-level machine minds. Nature has made good use of trillionfold
parallelism for hundreds of millions of years; so it's no surprise that some
folks expect computer hardware and raw computing power to create similar
bottlenecks that we will ultimately overcome.
Notice that Doug Lenat puts artificial monkeys ahead of artificial lawyers.
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