[ExI] Kurzweil On Watson

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 12:38:33 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Eugen Leitl  wrote:
> The best Turing test is unemployment. When everybody is unemployed
> you know full human equivalence has been reached. Just define
> something like LD50 (half unemployment reached) for each individual
> profession as an arbitrary yardstick for approximate equivalence.
> Integrating over individual professions
> will be more difficult, since flooding will put some underwater
> faster than others.

I think we need a better test than unemployment.

The US has got to ~25% unemployment just by moving most of the wealth
to the top 1% and using slave labour in China.

Robots won't be used until they are cheaper than slave labour and
humans can produce a lot of slave labour units.


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