Re: poly: Jupiter brain learning (was The singleton hypothesis)

From: CurtAdams <>
Date: Mon May 04 1998 - 15:36:47 PDT

In a message dated 5/4/98 2:00:18 PM, wrote:

>What if a war with aliens were like a game of Go, where subtle strategy
>choices could make a big difference? Does analysis of a game like Go also
>reach limits, where more analysis won't give more ability?

Well, sort of. Hypothetically, given enough computing power you could
solve Go, just like tic-tac-toe. Of course, that doesn't mean that even
cooperating Jupiter brains would have enough computing power.

As I understand it, the working hypothesis in math is that it is possible to
cook up problems exceeding any particular available computer power. So
presumably there are games where even immortal Jupiter brains could polish
their strategy indefinitely.
Received on Mon May 4 22:39:27 1998

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