posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 05:15 PM
Kenshiro2012 is correct - simply plugging enough computers together will not produce intelligence. I could have a computer with a million teraquads of
computing power, and it would still not be self-aware or sentient. It would just be a bigger calculator.
You need a special kind of algorithm for artificial intelligence, a special program. One that can truely "think". And by that, I mean one that can
take in information, process it, and use that information to affect outcomes to favour itself in any way possible.
For example, a strategy game could be argued to be self-aware, but - unfortunately - only to the confines of the game. It will try to figure out how
to beat the human player, but outside of the game it will do nothing. Why? Because the responses it comes up with to beat the human player were
already there - they're pre-programmed strategies, and are not made by the computer itself.
Is Deep Thought intelligent? No. Sure it can beat a human at chess, but that's because it can process the different possible outcomes of a game to
insane amounts, and then will use the solution that best suits its outcome in the game. But, once again, not only does it not influence events outside
the game, it does not even have the idea or thought that anything exists besides the game. Only the game, and millions of possible outcomes in that
So, Google will be attempted to be able to find anything for the person using it, but it will not have any concept of life or truth or anything
besides "What are they saying? What should be said back?"