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Comment Re:This researcher lacks vision... (Score 1) 233 233

Anyone following the latest results in deep neural networks (with recurrent designs for temporal or sequential pattern recognition and recent-memory emphasis) can see that it won't be too much longer before a good "general intelligence" architecture emerges.

How much longer is "too much longer"?
Ten years?
A hundred years?
A thousand years?
I have no idea, and neither does anybody else.

Comment Re:Can my car have a sense of humour too? (Score 1) 112 112

You won't need a Turing test, because it will act alive

Too bad you will have no way of recognising whether it is "acting alive" or just faking.

It will have to say "ouch!" and really mean it when you stick it with a pin

Again, you will have no way of knowing whether it "really means it" or is just faking.
The whole issue of machine sentience is moot - and a foolish waste of time.

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.

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