Re: Google wins

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 18:51:17 MDT

Heartland wrote:
>> Goetz wrote:
>>> When an AI is developed, Google will have the most computer power to
>>> run it on, and the largest collection of data to feed it with.
> Eliezer:
>> Size matters not. Have I taught you nothing?
> The amount of computer power does not matter, sure. What matters,
> though, is the amount of resources needed to create AGI software. Google
> (or IBM or Microsoft) has enough resources to enter the AGI race late
> and still win easily.

I wonder if the benefits of AI in contextual advertising and
search would be enough of a return that Google could be convinced
to invest in all kinds of branches of AI research, including AGI...

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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