Saturday, July 08, 2006

Turing's Cathedral

an interesting article. I personally don't believe that Google is hiding any significant advances in AI technology. Their strength is simple technologies, engineered to work on enormous scales. Peter Norvig, AI academic, is Director of Search Quality, and has publicly stated that he personally does not believe significant progress in strong AI is at hand.

The massive success google has had with relatively simple information processing is sometimes difficult to accept. And many people suspect that their technology is hiding something. I believe these people are simply underestimating how much an advantage well engineered implementation presents, even of simple ideas.

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