> So you’re saying that a human being’s Connectome is just a “simple graph”?
In a way yes. It is large, no doubt about it, but it is a network and as such can be studied/described as a graph.
>I think Olaf and Seung would disagree
I’m not so sure about it.
Bullmore, E.T, Sporns, O. Complex brain networks: graph-theoretical analysis of structural and functional systems. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 10, 186–198.
> So describe to me how your “automation” is actually going to work. What’s the underlying algorithm? Just a bunch of if-then statements? DNN? That’s wholeheartedly wrong.
Yes, simple if-then and DNNs can automate most of the jobs. Just look at the automated checkout in your grocery store, robots used in manufacturing, etc. Automation is everywhere and it does not need general AI for most tasks, and that includes vision systems, text analysis and many other complex tasks.
> Calculators automated calculating but they sure didn’t replace accountants.
No? How about all these people that use TaxCut, Quickbooks or other similar software? How many accountants lost their jobs to these simple programs?