Re: Open AI

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 20:39:17 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > Do you think giving a human-level Webmind more resources (not just memory,
> > but ops) will increase its raw intelligence, or can this only be done
> > through it rewriting its code into new designs?
> I think giving it more resources will increase its intelligence. Of course,
> some aspects of the system benefit more from increased firepower than
> others.
> The good news here is that schema learning seems to be a problem that scales
> well as one adds more memory and processing power. More is always better --
> the rate of improvement of intelligence with addition of memory & processing
> can be bumpy, but there's definitely no "ceiling" beyond which adding
> firepower doesn't help significantly for schema learning.

So would you say your gut feel is that doubling the resources would only
lead to a doubling or less in raw intelligence? Just curious...

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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