I’m not sure how this chap’s philosophy about AI relates to Online Communities, but I know it does…somehow. Honest!

If computing speeds double every two years, what happens when computer-based AIs are doing the research?

Computing speed doubles every two years.
Computing speed doubles every two years of work.
Computing speed doubles every two subjective years of work.

Two years after Artificial Intelligences reach human equivalence, their speed doubles. One year later, their speed doubles again.

Six months – three months – 1.5 months … Singularity.

Plug in the numbers for current computing speeds, the current doubling time, and an estimate for the raw processing power of the human brain, and the numbers match in: 2021.

But personally, I’d like to do it sooner.

Goody, more time to do blogs šŸ™‚ Read the rest at Yudkowsky’s site. I can’t help comparing it to the old Elvis thingie from the Naked Scientists:

ELVIS IMPERSONATORS REACH AN ALL-TIME HIGH The number of Elvies Presley impersonators has reached an all-time record high – there are now at least 85,000 Elvisā€™s around the world, compared to only 170 in 1957 when he died. At this rate of growth, experts predict that by 2019 Elvis impersonators will make up a third of the world population !

*swivels hips* ā€˜Til we meet you again, may God bless you. Adios.