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Artificial intelligence must be possible. But I don't think just yet.

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 27 June 2017



Artificial intelligence must be possible. But I don't think just yet.
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 204
Posted DateTuesday 30 May 2017 16:11 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen
Linkshttps://aeon.co/essays/how-close-are-we-to-creating-artifici ... 
https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/15/technological-singularit ... 

I have a confession to make, unlike many of my colleagues, I'm an AGI (artificial general intelligence) sceptic :-)

The prevailing logic seems to be that as we build more and more powerful processors that have a similar compute capacity to the human brain or similar massive connectivity that consciousness will simply emerge. "Experts" predict AGI will happen in the next 25 - 50 years.

I believe this is wishful thinking. We could connect a quadrillion or more iPhones and consciousness is not just going to emerge!

Today, we don't have a clue how the mind works or the nature of consciousness and until we do any prediction of when AGI might happen is just a wild guess.

I am sure we will crack it one day - just not in any of our lifetimes. That's my best guess :-)

But then I am no expert - here are David Deutch’s views.

And another sceptical view point from Jessica Conditt.

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