[ExI] Em Software Engineering Bleg

Tomaz Kristan protokol2020 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 11:04:25 UTC 2014

Brain emulators are not that great idea, after all. It's better to have a
lot of narrow algorithms, I think.

We see this already. Numeric operations are better supported by some very
artificial algorithms, than by the mimic of the Mother Nature's biological
brains. The same goes for chess, face recognition, or anything else until

A synthetic intelligence is much better.

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 5:47 AM, Robin D Hanson <rhanson at gmu.edu> wrote:

>  On Oct 9, 2014, at 10:51 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>    > In it I ask those with software engineering expertise to help me
>> guess how software engineering would change in a world dominated by ems (=
>> brain emulations).
> I think there is a wildcard in trying to answer this question, because if
> the recent announcement of the discovery of Majorana particles turns out to
> be true then we could build a Topological Quantum Computer, it would work
> as well as a regular Quantum Computer but would be far easier to make
> because it's far less susceptible to decoherence. And those machines would
> be so fundamentally different from anything built before I couldn't even
> guess what the future of software engineering will be like.
>  That might happen. But surely the odds are low, so it is still worth
> thinking about the scenario where that doesn't happen.
>   Robin Hanson  http://hanson.gmu.edu
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