Re: Singularity awareness (no news here)

From: Charles D Hixson (
Date: Fri Jun 02 2006 - 20:23:12 MDT

Joel Pitt wrote:
> On 6/3/06, Ben Goertzel <> wrote:
>> > Im curious, what qualifies you guys to make such a statement ?
>> >...
> I also believe that we have the hardware today. Even if we have to use
> harddrives as memory storage, it'll still work, it may just be
> incredibly slow. I guess the main assumption I'm making here is that
> memory will not need to be more than several petabytes.
> Whether an AI running on todays hardware will actually be useful and
> be able to hold high level conversations in real-time is another
> story...
Consider the character "The Mailman" from Vernor Vinge's "True Names".
Real time isn't always necessary.

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