Re: Failure of AI so far

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat May 24 2003 - 14:52:42 MDT

On Thursday 22 May 2003 11:06 pm, Ramez Naam wrote:
> From: Samantha []
> > I think the point is that the more powerful hardware would make
> > the AI implemented on that hardware more powerful
> This makes intuitive sense. Nevertheless, the opinion of most AI
> researchers is that there is a programming bottleneck which limits
> our ability to use greater computing power for /general/ AI
> purposes. (This is not true for min / max game-playing systems or
> neural nets, both of which benefit from the simple addition of
> computing power.)

Sure, but these two truths are actually mostly orthogonal. The AI
itself requires more progamming power than is currently feasible AND
there is a programming bottleneck.

- s

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