[ExI] AI Motivation revisited

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Jun 28 21:17:34 UTC 2011

On 06/28/2011 11:49 AM, Richard Loosemore wrote:
> Eugen Leitl wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 05:28:09PM -0400, Richard Loosemore wrote:
>>> An ordinary PC, if programmed correctly, might be capable of something
>>> approaching full human intelligence in real time.  Probably not, but it
>>> is a possibility.
>> Definitely not.
> Well, all I can say that is "definite" is that the above statement is 
> definitely garbage.  ;-)
> Until you understand what is involved in the mechanisms of 
> intelligence, you are in no position to make such a definitive statement.

Are you sure?  Given the known average speed and other performance 
characteristics of ordinary PCs (and their OS) and any particular model 
of an AGI it should be quite possible to say pretty definitively whether 
that model can be usefully realized on that hardware.  This is an 
engineering task that does not require deep definitive knowledge of what 
mechanisms are capable of producing intelligence.

- samantha

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