Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 7th May 2007 03:14 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Vernor Vinge, 62, is a pioneer in artificial intelligence, who in a recent interview warned about the risks and opportunities that an electronic super-intelligence would offer to mankind. Vinge is a retired San Diego State University professor of mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author. He is well-known for his 1993 manifesto, "The Coming Technological Singularity", in which he argues that exponential growth in technology means a point will be reached where the consequences are unknown. Vinge still believes in this future, which he thinks would come anytime after 2020.
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RE: Yeah right
by Bounty on Mon 7th May 2007 16:17 UTC in reply to "Yeah right"
Bounty
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2006-09-18

I think we're missing the boat. If translating documents is the mark, they're already smarter than us. If we use a standardized test, I could program a computer to beat most humans easily. That's just data, not intelligence. These are not true benchmarks of our abilities or intelligence.

The day we build a computer truly smarter than us, it should be able to build a computer smarter than it. And that computer should be able to build a computer smarter than it. And that computer should be able to build a computer smarter than it. And that computer should be able to build a computer smarter than it. And that computer should be able to build a computer smarter than it. And that computer should be able to build a computer smarter than it. And that computer should be able to build a computer smarter than it. And that computer should be able to build a computer smarter than it. Ohhh no, I've gone cross eyed.

-Bounty

(p.s. there's your singularity)

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