Saturday, January 8, 2011


“In their introduction, the editors of the published proceedings of the meeting highlighted both groups’ contributions, pointing out that ‘this volume introduces such important advances as” mark & destroy” DNA algorithms and the use of surface chemistry in DNA computing”1. 303 ----- 808 TECHNO --- TECHNOOOOOOO…… WAAAAAH WAH WAH WAH WAH WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH…. & THEN..


“What happens when machines become more intelligent than humans? One view is that this event will be followed by an explosion to ever greater levels of intelligence, as each generation of machines creates more intelligent machines in turn. This intelligence explosion is now often known as the ‘singularity’.

The singularity idea requires that an AI be a classical computational system or even that it be a computational system at all. For example, Penrose (like Lucas) holds that the brain is not an algorithmic system in the ordinary sense, but he allows that it is a mechanical system that relies on certain non-algorithmic quantum processes. Dreyfus holds that the brain is not a rule-following symbolic system, but he allows that it may nevertheless be a mechanical system that relies on sub-symbolic processes (for example, connectionist processes). If so, then these arguments give us no reason to deny that we can build artificial systems that exploit the relevant non-algorithmic quantum processes, or the relevant sub symbolic processes, and that thereby allow us to simulate the human brain.

Another method that is not obviously extendible is brain emulation. Beyond a certain point, it is not the case that if we simply emulate brains better, then we will produce more intelligent systems. So brain emulation on its own is not clearly a path to AI+. It may nevertheless be that brain emulation speeds up the path to AI+. For example, emulated brains running on faster hardware or in large clusters might create AI+ much faster than we could without them. We might also be able to modify emulated brains in significant ways to increase their intelligence. We might use brain simulations to greatly increase our understanding of the human brain and of cognitive processing in general, thereby leading to AI+. But brain emulation will not on its own suffice for AI+: if it plays a role, some other path to AI+ will be required to supplement it”.2

For further insightful philosophical analysis please read

David J. Chalmers, The Singularity A Philosophical Analysis & listen to DAFT PUNK’S // TRON: LEGACEY SOUNDSCAPE….

1. Martyn Amos, Genesis Machines, The New Science of Biocomputing, Great Britain, 2006, p. 193.

2. David J. Chalmers, The Singularity A Philosophical Analysis, 2010,

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