Cold water in the lap of anyone hoping for the Singularity sometime this century:
The simulations of Modha and Markram are about as brain-like as one of those plastic brains that neuroscientists like to keep on their desks. The plastic brain has all the parts that a real brain does, it’s roughly the same […]
For the record, I’m attempting to read the Coherent Extrapolated Volition so when I critique supporters of friendly AI dictatorships, that’s one less qualifier they can throw at my arguments. I really, really don’t like how Eliezer S. Yudkowsky writes – he manages to be simultaneously overly simplistic and sesquipedalian – and that he […]
Discovery News has two interesting articles. First, insect AI:
But a small organism doesn’t have so many cells to control and can fit some very elaborate mental circuitry in a pinhead-sized brain.
Several hundred neurons give the ability to count. A few thousand create sentient, and perhaps even sapient, thought. If that’s really the […]
Special pleading, along with feigned neutrality, is one of the most infuriating symptoms of faulty rhetoric one can utilize in an argument. Special pleading comes in multiple forms, but the most common is that of claiming a superior framework which is proven to be superior by its own internal criterion. Vulgar Marxism and Freudian […]
Garry Kasparov, the famed chess master who was defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue, on chess, A.I., and the human mind. I was caught in particular by this creative idea:
In what Rasskin-Gutman explains as Moravec’s Paradox, in chess, as in so many things, what computers are good at is where humans are weak, and […]
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