From: Michael Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 08 2005 - 16:28:24 MDT
Ben Goertzel wrote:
> But designing and analyzing complex algorithms on parallel architectures
> is an extremely difficult part of /computer science/.
That's my whole point;
>> the problems involved can be easy or /very difficult/, depending on
>> what you're trying to build, but the expertise required to do so is
>> pretty straightforward to accquire.
No one is claiming that all parallelism problems are easy any more
than they are claiming that all software engineering problems are
easy. The point is that they are just computer science. The 'merely'
part comes into play when you start comparing such challenges to the
challenges of AGI. While the usefulness or otherwise of specific areas
of research may be highly contraversial, there is general agreement
that solving AGI problems requires a much greater breadth and depth
of knowledge than solving parallel system design problems.
* Michael Wilson
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