Re: Basement Education

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 19:18:28 MST

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> To me the big problem with the hard takeoff is that even if the increase in
> intelligence through progressive self-modification is exponential, the
> exponent may be 1.0003
> I.e., learning about one's own brain may continue to be hard for quite a
> while
> The problem you cite, Dale, seems not a big problem. If AI's are learning
> about the physical world or each other, then learning may happen at
> much faster than human time-scales. The problem you cite is only relevant
> to experiential learning about human interactions.
> But AI's may lose interest in humans soon.

Learning happens quickly. Upgrading hardware and building physical
systems happens at a much s-l-o-w-e-r pace. The speed to effect
hardware change will probably be the gating factor until full NT is
online. At least in the beginning the pace of human workers will also
gate progress.

- samantha

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