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May 13, 2005

Thought Experiment for AI People

Thought experiment from Michael:

  1. Any algorithm that can be executed by a machine can be executed by a person, on paper. (It will just take a lot longer).
  2. AI algorithms are not exempt from the above
  3. If a person “runs” an AI algorithm, on paper, then it is clear that an intelligence has not come into being.
  4. Therefore, “AI” will never achieve “sentience,” whatever that means.

Posted by FusionGyro at May 13, 2005 10:16 PM

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