[ExI] Watson on NOVA

Anna Taylor femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Wed Feb 16 03:00:21 UTC 2011

Watson dates back to the Blue Man Theory.  The chess advocate.  A map is a map.  Yes, it's really smart and it computes quicker than most but does it "realise" what it's thinking (computing).  Ask Watson what Spike did yesterday and Spike will say, "You don't know unless I've told you or you've heard.".  Not much different from the tech out there right now.  


PS..my odds are on the robot.  He has no emotion so he can rationally analyze each question without fault..lol

--- On Tue, 2/15/11, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> From: spike <spike66 at att.net>
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Watson on NOVA
> To: "'ExI chat list'" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> Received: Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 5:59 PM
> On the topic of Watson, I declare a temporary open season
> for the number of
> posts.  The second round is tonight and the final
> Jeopardy round is tomorrow
> night, so until then, say midnight US west coast time, post
> away and don't
> worry about 5 posts per day voluntary limit.  Or
> rather, if it is on the
> timely topic of Watson, that doesn't count against your
> total.  There is a
> lot of important and relevant stuff to say about
> Watson.  Yak on!
> On Behalf Of Richard 
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Watson on NOVA
> Samantha Atkins wrote:
> > ...
> >> ...  Are you sure you would want that
> powerful a mind to be incapable of
> such reflection?
> >...As well as being unstable, a goal stack would
> probably also never
> actually be an AGI.  It would be too stupid to be
> intelligent.  Another side
> effect of the goal stack.  As a result, not to be
> feared... Richard
> Loosemore
> Hmmm, that line of reasoning of *too stupid to be
> intelligent, therefore not
> to be feared* is cold comfort.   If one
> believes what one reads in the
> popular press, the Iranians' efforts to build a nuclear
> weapon are being
> countered by a virus with no intelligence, the stuxnet
> virus.  For them it
> is certainly something to be feared.  The Iranians
> getting nukes is
> something I damn well fear, along with the Saudis and the
> Iraqis.  So the
> stuxnet screwing up their efforts is in a way a friendly
> act on the part of
> a non-intelligent softivore.  But the Iranians would
> see that as a very
> unfriendly softivore.
> spike
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