Originally Posted by MagaditH
today our most powerful computers have a intelligence of a retarded cockroach. Were still a long way from a threat from AI.
It took nature 160 million years to evolve from a single celled organisim to a "retarded cockroach." We did the machine equivilent in less than 50. (I say that again... less than 50 years!) And the rate at which our development of machine intelligence is progressing... seems to be accellerating.
Compare the early, clunky Westinghouse robotic experiments back in the 1960's to some of the stuff you see on Youtube from Japan these days. I think we are far closer to Asimov-level robots than most people realize.
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