Kevin Jacobson

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Wouldn't it be easier to create a biological AI instead of a mechanical AI?

You hear about all the work IBM is putting into their super computers and about how future computers might work and the challenges creating them. But wouldn't it just be easier to grow a computer capable of AI?

  • Jon Ho

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    Sep 16 2012: Oh yes, brilliant idea! Growing a computer from your farm! Excellent!

    Will it be plant based or animal? ;)
  • Sep 15 2012: Maybe yes, maybe not. But to me the whole point is precisely making it "mechanical."
  • Sep 16 2012: Only way to know is to try?
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    Sep 15 2012: How?
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      Sep 16 2012: It would basically be like growing a brain.
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        Sep 18 2012: I was hoping in your words Kev that you might have expanded upon it a little bit more,even if you're a bit hazy on things,it's still a personal interpretation which i find easier to understand rather than researching such a vast set of fields that i have no knowledge of what so ever.

        I remember reading a futurist novel that had to do with a brilliant french scientist that built the first Q machine and sold it to the South Africans and Japanese who used it to take out the American and Russian military machines by cracking all their codes,it was a 80's book,so you can figure it was set in a different era politically.What no one realised is that these machines were sentient,Damn good reading just can't remember the title, at the back the author had interviewed countless scientists and researchers who were actively trying to develop a Q machine design,i think it was published in 1991,a long time ago.
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          Sep 21 2012: Basically what I'm trying to say is that you would grow a bio-engineered brain that is more intelligent than the human brain and comes equipped with the neurons and different sections that serve separate purposes.

          BTW, that sounds like a really interesting book to read. I'll have to do a little research and see if I can't find it.
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        Sep 22 2012: Actually upon proper recall it was a DNA based computer,is that different from a Q machine? from my hazy recall,all the calculations were done on the molecular level in a superconductive fluid with some sort of interface for i/o.