X-Message-Number: 25542
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 17:03:33 +0100
From: Henri Kluytmans <>
Subject: Re : AI and the Singularity

In message #25526, Richard wrote :

>The development of so-called general-purpose AI will be great for 
>creating believable computer characters. However, it won't solve 
>any significant problems whatsoever, and it will have only a 
>slightly broader range of applications than humans themselves. The 
>GAI will be as bad as humans are, only it will be faster, or have 
>more memory, than humans.

So you do not think that an artificial brain with about the same 
capacity and properties as the human brain (this could be an 
uploaded human brain or a newly developed general-purpose AI) 
that runs a million times faster than a human brain does not 
result in a kind of singularity ?

Don't forget, it will also be able to evolve (at least) a million
times faster!


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