[ExI] AI Motivation revisited

Richard Loosemore rloosemore at susaro.com
Thu Jun 30 13:53:32 UTC 2011

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> On 06/29/2011 11:46 AM, Richard Loosemore wrote:
>> Stefano, your argument is fine .... except that you have neglected to 
>> notice that I was talking about whether a PC could simulate a mind 
>> "in real time".  In other words, from the very beginning I have been 
>> talking about anything EXCEPT the universal computation issue!
>> I never disputed whether a tinkertoy or a bunch of marbles running in 
>> a maze (or a Searlean idiot locked up in a room with pieces of paper 
>> being passed under the door) could simulate a mind .... hey, no 
>> problem:  all of these things could simulate a mind if programmed 
>> correctly.
>> All I cared about was whether a PC could do it in real time.  In 
>> other words, fast enough to keep up with a human.
> Did you present you argument for operation throughput of the  brain  
> and show that that the same operation throughput can be done on a PC?  
> If you did I missed it.    If the PC cannot match the brain on 
> operation throughput then I don't see how you can say it is possible 
> for a PC to keep up with a human across all general intelligence tasks. 

You come into the middle of an argument and, not having understood the 
thread, you imply that I said something that I did not, then imply that 
I was negligent in not properly justifying the thing that I did not say.

Nice try.  ;-)

Richard Loosemore

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