Re: Fwd: We Can Understand Anything, But are Just a Bit Slow

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2006 - 22:10:00 MDT

> I think Justin Corwin may have been right when he
> suggested that humans
> are so incredibly inefficient, and chimpanzees so
> incredibly
> inefficient, that comparing the two provides no
> evidence whatsoever
> about the computational complexity of a
> well-designed intelligence.

Well designed depends on the problem you are trying to
solve. Humans are really good at balancing on 1.25
legs (the average number in contact with the ground
when walking) or less (when running), and identifying
faces. We're crappy at doing logic and floating
point math.

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