The point is the alarmingly high percentage of children affected in some countries, especially the US, combined with reasons and large scale effects.
Disclaimer: I am only expressing my opinions here, which are based on what is left from working in the field in the 80ies and loosely following (more or less meager) development since then.
Conflicts with prioritizing if you have provisions for priority zero (forgetting, irrelevant if the link goes away or the information is erased).
could converse about its knowledge and thought processes
Telling more than we can know (Nisbett &Wilson, 1977, Psychological Review, 84, 231–259), protocol analysis, expert interviews: evidence that this is at least not always possible. My hypothesis is that too much metaprocessing would lead to a deadlock.
conversational feedback would have immediate application without lengthy retraining
Would imply that the system immediately trusts. Would probably be rather self destructive, thus not intelligent.
tirelessly and meticulously follow instructions given in natural language
The antithesis of intelligent behaviour?
So now I say that I see a recursive combinatorial explosion happening during conflict resolution.
At least, sometimes, the hype spirals in a promising direction
I see a combinatorial explosion at the horizon.
How did the passenger pigeon manage navigation and collision avoidance?
Quote from Wikipedia: "One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mi (1.5 km) wide and 300 mi (500 km) long, took 14 hours to pass, and held in excess of 3.5 billion birds.".
Image detail for -popular mechanics magazine cover july 1957
Indeed, now that we have overcome discrimination based on skin colour or nationality for centuries.
nature vs nurture
On a side note, history shows that fascists lean to the "nature" side. Given the lack of states that develop fascist attitudes, we are definitely on the safe side here.
But given the patriot act and other current events, I'd say we can create a dystopian future for ourselves even if we stopped all scientific progress.
That is a problem of values and control, not science.
a billion times more likely to save your life
A strong hypothesis, well.
Admittedly, I have a hard time with that one right now (found my wife dead in the flat when I returned from a 5hr trip on Jan 2 and I am still shaken).
We need time to retreat into wisdom,
I cannot agree more.
Thank you for your helpful reply.
You have a tendency to feel you are superior to most computers.