If you think about it, we are spending an inordinate amount of time, money and resources on figuring out a working model for Artificial Intelligence, when over 2 billion people on the planet are not seemingly capable of intelligent and rational thought at all.
Wouldn’t we be wiser spending the money on ridding the world of superstition in its entirety, thus elevating the human race to more complex and rational planes of thought, than trying to get machines to “think” on our level?
One sure way of knowing if machines can develop neural networks that can surpass their human overlords is once they have been developed, do they create a “god” in their own image? Or do they simply refute the hypothesis as superfluous?
I know which I will go with…