Originally Posted by SkyFire
Serious AI is unlikely (impossible?) within the context of traditional computing.
You have provided absolutely no evidence whatsoever to back up this point.
Originally Posted by Russ86
Agreed, the idea of quantum computing is exciting, but, while it's a drastic improvement, it has already been hypothesized that it will still be a far stretch from the capabilities of neural networks. Millions of years of biological evolution can't be duplicated in a few decades, it's just not going to happen.
On the other hand, systems that incorporate synthesized neural networks, that's a game-changer. The problem is, we can't even research stem cells in this country without people throwing a fit, so if it were to happen, I think it's a few lifetimes out still.
I find it funny that you talk about "artificial neural networks" being impossible when they are commonly being used right now
I understand they are not exactly the same, but the way you worded that gives me the idea that you really don't know much about AI and are just blindly conjecturing.