Oh, Richard.
Maria Woike

About that mirror, how again is this constructive or empowering? You don’t follow your own preaching.

You don’t talk about moaners who are not constructive and not empowering also.

You don’t talk about the 80–90% of my first post that was not about the author not being a visionary.

You seem to assume that since I write lengthy posts I am not doing anything useful besides that. Luckily, you are totally not judgemental. Then you are not putting me down with your insinuations that I am not doing anything useful? And conveniently you forget to mention what you do yourself.

I am a freelance SW engineer and I am not supported by the state and your tax money. So very little reason to complain. Then maybe I can type fast and thus write lengthy posts? I have a huge interest in AI as a hobbyist and I am at least thinking about solving some of the problems, like the need for a very huge amount of training data instead of a few examples. I have several ideas for hardware changes also, but it is not realistic for a single person to go into this, except by simulating. Yes, I know about FPGAs and ASICs etc. Even so. FPGAs can never be more efficient than an optimized circuit. Either these kind of components are not affordable or not flexible enough and thus don’t do what I want, or both.

I have not seen much positive, constructive and empowering from you yet. All you do is talk about it and ignoring criticism.

Then if the original poster is active in AI, maybe he should post about his new approach, instead of boasting about how superior biological intelligence is over artificial intelligence.

True, in many ways biological brains are superior (up to now), but they had a much longer time to develop and have been weeded out by evolution. Their low power usage and parallel capacity is unparalleled (pun intended). I am sure they also use some clever tricks here and there. But computers are better at arithmetic, symbolic processing, have far better memories, often better accuracy and electrons go up to 300,000 km/sec, while transmission speed in nerves/between neurons is about 10–100 meter per second. Switching speed of neurons is maybe 100 times a second, while transistors do so at 3 GHz. Then transistors have been around for just 60 years or so, which makes any comparison a bit unfair.

If he just had made a fair comparison (biological brains are in some ways superior, but in other ways they are not) and stated on which of the problems he is working and maybe how, that could have been far more interesting.

Now enough about this. I won’t continue this thread until I have seen you empowering others with your positive contributions and cooperation-minded spirit.

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