On 10/3/07, Edward W. Porter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > In fact, if the average AI post-grad of today had such hardware to play > with, things would really start jumping. Within ten years the equivents > of such machines could easily be sold for somewhere between $10k and > $100k, and lots of post-grads will be playing with them.
I see the only value to giving post-grads the kind of computing hardware you are proposing is that they can more quickly exhaust the space of ideas that won't work. Just because a program has more lines of code does not make it more elegant and just because there are more clock cycles per unit time does not make a computer any smarter. Have you ever computed the first dozen iterations of a sierpinski gasket by hand? There appears to be no order at all. Eventually over enough iterations the pattern becomes clear. I have little doubt that general intelligence will develop in a similar way: there will be many apparently unrelated efforts that eventually flesh out in function until they overlap. It might not be seamless but there is not enough evidence that human cognitive processing is a seamless process either. ----- This list is sponsored by AGIRI: http://www.agiri.org/email To unsubscribe or change your options, please go to: http://v2.listbox.com/member/?member_id=8660244&id_secret=49495105-78df69