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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: Document 26 February 2010 07:06:12PM *  9 points [-]

To summarize the wall of text: "AI is impossible (edit: or at least superhuman AI is) because humans use infinite computing power.". I'm still slightly disappointed that nobody responded, but now I can see why.

Comment author: taryneast 30 December 2010 06:52:21PM 8 points [-]

Ya, that and "A Bayesian superintelligence is forced to derive laws from the observable world, but it will never have a breakthrough, we have the luxury of imagining laws and just wait for falsification."

ie "humans have a magickal ability to think outside the box - which an AI can never have and thus can never think new thoughts"