Is it possible to build an artificial super-intelligence without fully replicating the human brain?
“If extraterrestrial beings with a greater intelligence than ours exist, it is virtually unthinkable that their brains be shaped and function like ours. The process of evolution is so random and complex that even if life were to be created again on a planet identical to Earth, it wouldn’t unfold the same way as it did for us, and consequently the species wouldn’t be the same. What if the Permian-Triassic extinction, or any other mass extinction event hadn’t occurred ? We wouldn’t be there. But that doesn’t mean that other intelligent animals wouldn’t have evolved instead of us. Perhaps there would have been octopus-like creatures more intelligent than humans with a completely different brain structure.”
We humans tend to think we are the measure of all things, including intelligence. But the future of artificial intelligence isn’t necessarily constrained to human models, or even understandings, of intelligence.
HT Carlo Cosmatos