From: Krekoski Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 10 2008 - 12:08:58 MDT
But we can still throttle input to reduce the speed of a takeoff
On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 5:43 PM, Matt Mahoney <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- Krekoski Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > any AI can therefore really only at most, assimilate the complexity of
> > sum of all human knowledge. Without the ability to meaningfully interact
> > with its environment and effectively assimilate information that is
> > otherwise external to the sum of human knowledge, it will plateau.
> The effect of language, writing, and the internet is to transform 10^10
> humans each with 10^9 bits of knowledge  into a single AI with 10^18
> bits of knowledge (assuming 90% sharing). If the AI only received input
> from humans, then this would be as far as we go. However, machines can
> have sensors that record information far faster than the few bits per
> second that limit human long term memory .
> Would this additional knowledge give an AI a competitive advantage? I
> believe it would. Our cognitive limits will not allow us to recognize the
> value of this additional knowledge. I believe an AI with more knowledge
> than the entire human race could possibly know would be outside our
> control and would appear to have godlike powers.
> 1. http://www.merkle.com/humanMemory.html
> -- Matt Mahoney, email@example.com
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