The same inscription is written in three different scripts: Greek, hieroglyphs and demotic Egyptian. 1,400 years after hieroglyphs had gone out of use, scholars were able to use the Greek inscription on this stone as the key to decipher them. The inscription is a decree that affirms the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation in 196 BC.
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"Here’s an analogy for thinking about artificial intelligence from from Hubert Dreyfus, who compares AI research in the 1950s and 1960s to “tree climbing with one’s eyes on the moon.” In this analogy, creating human-level general intelligence is like landing on the moon. The increasing intelligence of artificial systems is like the decreasing distance between an astronaut and the moon. Simply measuring the increase in intelligence/the decrease in distance is a crude way to predict progress. Certain AI technologies, like certain transportation technologies, will have a lot of initial progress but run up against fundamental limits.
A hot air balloon, for example, can decrease the distance between an astronaut and the moon, but for fundamental engineering reasons (e.g. balloons move too slowly, there’s no air in space) hot air balloons can’t make it past Earth’s atmosphere. No amount of improvement in hot air balloon technology could ever surmount these engineering problems; the only way to make progress is to try a new technology, like rockets. Any AI technology, such as machine learning, that rapidly and steadily increases the intelligence of AI systems might have the right fundamental engineering properties to progress all the way to human-level intelligence, or it might hit an intelligence ceiling that can’t be surpassed with that AI technology."
Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)
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