[ExI] Oxford scientists edge toward quantum PC with 10b qubits.

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 00:54:15 UTC 2011

2011/1/31 John Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net>:
> On Jan 31, 2011, at 12:31 PM, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Talk about one subject.  Then talk about something else.  A human can handle
> this - even if they are not an expert in all things (which no human is,
> though some try to pretend they are).  These AIs completely break down.
> Until now it was true that AI programs were very brittle, but that's why I
> was so impressed with Watson, its knowledge base is so vast and it's so good
> at finding the appropriate information from even vague poorly phrased
> input that with only a few modifications you could make a program that could
> speak about anything and do so intelligently enough not to be embarrassing.
> Of course I'm not saying it would always speak brilliantly, if it did that
> it would be a dead giveaway that's its not human and fail the Turing Test.

yes, because no human would ever speak embarrassingly on a topic :)

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