I can speak mostly for myself. Still, we the locals go back decade and more, discussing some topics.

It is kind of clear to me, that there is a race toward superintelligence. As it was always the race toward some future technology, be it flying, be it atomic bomb, be it Moon race ... you name it.

Except, that this is the final, most important race ever. What can you expect then from the competitors? You can expect them to claim, that the Singularity/Transcendence is still far, far away. You can expect, that the competition will try to persuade you to abando... (read more)

If you are clever and dare enough, you can write a 10000 lines or there about long computer program, and there will be the Singularity the very next month.

That seems an... unusual view. Have you actually tried writing code that exhibits something related to intelligence?

10K lines is not a big program.

Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments

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