[ExI] AI Motivation revisited

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 17:05:14 UTC 2011

2011/6/30 Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com>:
> 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.

What I think is reasonable, and corresponds to everyday experience, is
to expect that a PC in comparison with other systems, such as organic
brains, be incredibly faster at some tasks (say, arithmetics), and
incredibly slower at some other (say, pattern recognition or neural
network emulation).

In principle, I am pretty sure that, computationally, both (can) do
the same thing.

Why? Because since any universal system can emulate any other
universal system, (almost) everything can do everything, the problem
being that of being still there after the time it takes to complete
the computation required on the system concerned.

Stefano Vaj

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