I think this suggests that deep neural nets represent a fundamentally new computational capability, different from classical computing that run sequentially on CPUs and efficiently emulate Turing machines. I’ll call this new capability cognitive computing to contrast with classical computing and quantum computing. Deep neural network-based software systems aren’t about emulating Turing machines or running algorithms designed for classical computers. Instead, they give computers the ability to solve new kinds of problems that resemble cognition.
This post goes beyond the usual “techno-optimism” (one usually pushed out by the VC’s) and spurs “spurious debates” on Twitter. Herein, there’s a fundamental question- what beyond the quantum computing and the general cognition abilities of the AI. Will it truly become “intelligent”?
A worthy read.