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

John Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Thu Feb 3 16:25:22 UTC 2011

On Feb 2, 2011, at 1:42 PM, Richard Loosemore wrote:
> Irrelevant.  Google is narrow AI, not AGI.

I really don't think that the fastest growing company in the history of planet Earth is irrelevant. And speaking of irrelevancy, I would think that Analytical Graphics Incorporated is irrelevant, but maybe you were talking about the American Gunsmithing Institute.   
> Venture capitalists have as much understanding of AGI as you do.

Thanks but I'm not an accountant so I think venture capitalists know more about Adjusted Gross Income than I do.

> They do not fund research, they fund products.

Blue sky speculations are a dime a dozen, but if you have a program based on your ideas that are new and the program actually does something interesting then I am sure those venture capitalists would make an investment. That's exactly what they did ten years ago when they ran across a little program called "Google" and they got very rich as a result. You need a way to stick your head above the horde of people claiming to know all about AI; but if all you have is some vague ideas and no program incorporating them nobody will give you a dime and no reason they should.
>>   There is no way you can guarantee that something smarter than you will always do what you want. 
> Yes there is.

Well I'm glad you cleared that up, before now I would have thought imbeciles leading geniuses was about as stable a society as a pencil balanced on its tip.

 John K Clark

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