[extropy-chat] D-Wave premiere of 16 qubit processor
ben at goertzel.org
Wed Feb 14 18:44:57 UTC 2007
Robert Bradbury wrote:
> On 2/14/07, *Ben Goertzel* <ben at goertzel.org
> <mailto:ben at goertzel.org>> wrote:
> It is worth distinguishing as a different category, AI systems
> that aim at general intelligence (in roughly the sense of the
> g-factor from psychology) rather than achievement in highly
> specialized domains. I have come to the conclusion that pursuit
> of general intelligence and pursuit of specialized intelligence
> are quite different sorts of science/engineering tasks.
> I agree. And given the 3 problems I pointed out earlier I have little
> hope that a good human level or even better than human level AGI, even
> a self-improving AGI, would be as good at solving those problems as
> dedicated hardware and software solutions should be. Given the
> difference that good solutions to those problems would make I'd rather
> see the emphasis placed on them than on QC or AGI.
Well, we disagree pretty radically, but that's OK ;-)
My view is that the science and engineering problems involved in
creating Drexlerian molecular assemblers are gonna be REALLY HARD, and
will be most effectively and rapidly solved by a very intelligent
artificial mind with nanoscale sensors and actuators.
-- Ben G
> One interesting question, IMO, would be what *fraction* of the neurons
> (or power consumed) by the brain is actually dedicated to intelligent
> thought vs. what fraction is dedicated to storing and retreiving
> memory, sensory processing, motor control, maintenance of internal
> state, etc.? Given the way memory trends seem to be going we are
> going to cross over the memory storage metrics (W/bit or bits/sec)
> much sooner than we will cross over the computational metrics
> (instructions/W or instructions/sec).
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