Re: To Jeff Re: purpose of AIs

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 19:17:18 -0800 (PST)

jeff nordahl writes:

> response has been educational and enlightening. I'm still pondering,
> however, whether AI's could actually be more intelligent than us, maybe

Earth critters spread vastly in their capabilities to solve hard problems. The difference between a low-grade moron and a genius not merely a few ten IQ points. We're rising as a whole since raised and living in more challenging environments, so genetic component is not the chief determinant.

Suddenly, it all has to stop, right now, because we reached the ceiling, defined by virtue of some weird natural law governing infoprocessing structures? Uh, don't think so.

> faster (billions of times faster) thus calculating and processing data that
> would currently take us life times, but intelligence seems to be determined
> by our own human belief systems. We would still pose the questions for the

IQ tests do not based on belief systems, with the possible caveat of cultural modulation.