Re: Deep Learning Is a Hindrance to Progress Toward True AI
How true that Deep Learning IS a hindrance!
TRUE Artificial General Intelligence will come from doing a CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES EMULATION of the human mind. Every synapse and chemical interaction can be modeled in less than 200 PetaFLOPS (32-bit Floats) using nothing more than simple Record Structures, 0-to-10 Input/Output weightings and boolean-style Grades-of-Truth states such as ABSOLUTELY_TRUE,
LIKELY_TRUE, POSSIBLY_TRUE, POSSIBLY_FALSE, LIKELY_FALSE, ABSOLUTELY_FALSE,
PROCESSING_ERROR_CONDITION, WAITING_FOR_RESULT, INVALID_RESULT, CANNOT_GET_RESULT, and NO_RESULT.
Since July of 2017, AMD and NVIDIA consumer-level graphics cards (GPU's) now have 12 TeraFLOPS of 32-bit processing power so it only takes 16,700 of those AMD or NVIDIA GPU cards (less than 10 Million US dollars at bulk pricing) for me to have 200 PetaFLOPS whcih is enough for me to EMULATE the low-level structures of the entire human brain. Add in simple SOBEL edge detection, image object and sound-wave vectorization and categorization code (i.e. some basic "software-based instincts") and within 4 years of system initialization, can be fed enough input from video/audio sources and environmental sensors such that it will eventually self-organize much like human brains do getting to a general IQ level of 100 and SURPASSING THAT within less than two more years of input.
Direct Full Brain Emulation is the way to go here!
THAT will get you Human-level and Greater-than-Human-level Artificial General Intelligence!