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

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 22:27:28 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Richard Loosemore <rpwl at lightlink.com> wrote:
> spike wrote:
> Watson does not contain the germ of an intelligence, it contains a dead-end
> algorithm designed to impress the gullible.  That strategy has been the
> definition of "artificial intelligence" for the last thirty or forty years,
> at least.
> A real AI is not Watson + extra machinery to close the gap to a full
> conversational machine.  Instead, a real AI involves throwing away Watson,
> starting from scratch, and doing the whole thing in a completely different
> way ....  a way that actually allows the system to build its own knowledge,
> and use that knowledge in an ever-expanding range of ways.

Richard, Is your basic problem with Watson that it is going in the
wrong direction if the eventual goal is AGI? Are you concerned that
the public is being misled into believing that computers are closer to
being "intelligent" than they actually are?

I'm trying to understand the core of your indignance.


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