W. S. McCulloch on 1952

AI Prediction made by W. S. McCulloch in 1952.


Predicted time for AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:

Not predicted.



Opinion about the Intelligence Explosion from W. S. McCulloch:

Not predicted.


Flycer’s explanation for better understanding:

1. The text discusses an event that was not predicted.2. It suggests that the event was unexpected and could not have been foreseen.3. The text implies that the event was a surprise and could not have been anticipated.



The future of humanity with AGI / HLMI / transformative AI:

A generalized Turing machine, coupled with an assembling machine and a duplicator of its tape, could pick up parts from its environment, assemble a machine like itself and its assembling machine and its duplicator of program, put the program into it, and cut loose a new machine like itself.


Flycer’s Secondary Explanation:

1. A generalized Turing machine is capable of assembling a machine like itself, complete with a duplicator of its program.2. This new machine is then able to pick up parts from its environment and use them to create a duplicate of itself.3. The process can be repeated indefinitely, creating an infinite number of machines.







Keywords: Turing machine, assembling machine, duplicator