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dwkdnvr t1_j73d4n9 wrote

I agree that if AGI is achieved, it won't be through Von Neumann approaches.

But it's a pretty big leap from that to 'that means it's impossible to have a computational AGI'.

We don't know what future development in alternate computing paradigms are going to yield. It's not inconceivable that alternate forms of state management or interconnection or even hybrid analog/digital constructs might alter the tools available. We 'know' our brains don't really work like computers with separation of 'computation' from 'storage', but given how successful the current paradigm continues to be we haven't really pushed into investigating alternate possibilities.

My personal bet/assumption is that hybrid / cyborg approaches are what seems most likely. Genetic engineering of neural substrates combined with interfaces to more conventional computing capability seems feasible, although obviously there are many barriers to be overcome.

IMHO one of the most interesting avenues of speculation is whether AGI is even conceptually possible in a way that allows for direct replication, or whether a specific organism/instance will have to be trained individually. 'Nature' really hasn't ever evolved a way to pass down 'knowledge' or 'memories' - it passes down a genetic substrate and the individual has to 'train' it's neural fabric through experience.