Wanna Be Smarter than Google?

Last Update: October 25, 2019

Oct 23rd, 2019 GOOGLE laid claim to achieving "quantum supremacy" with their new "Sycamore" computer. It solved a problem in less than 200 seconds that a supercomputer would need 10,000 years to solve (yes, years), according to their estimates.

Of course, IBM claims that it would take a classical supercomputer just 2.5 days, rather than 10,000 years, to run the supremacy experiment. To be fair, Google DID say that 10,000 years was just an "estimate".

While Google and IBM squabble about whose computer is best, you can read up on things like "quantum", and "supercomputers" and "qubits" starting with this link: https://gizmodo.com/first-look-at-sycamore-googles-quantum-c... - this is a nut for you squirrels out there ;)

OR, better still, use this time to finish this post and get on with your brilliant day!

The point is, we've now got computers politely and efficiently answering our phone call complaints about our credit cards, banking fees, and insurance coverage, and so on.

Robots are doing surgery, and building our cars ... and they're able to do back flips at the end of the day when we need to put our feet up for the evening, then go to bed for 6 or 8 hours.

Sure, they're fast, efficient, reliable, and virtually tireless. So what. We build them. We program them. We're the ones that tell them how to do things and how to solve problems.

AND THEY'RE LEARNING AS THEY GO...THEY DON'T FORGET ANYTHING...EVER!

That's a good thing....right?? Of course it is.....

Well, who knows what the world will look like in 10 years or even just 5. One thing is for sure...we must keep learning. Embrace change. Embrace the challenges.

Our e-commerce businesses and the WA community represent a "world without borders" where there is literally no limit to what we can learn and earn!

Have a brilliant day and learn something new! (I don't recommend the back flip though)

John

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Twack Premium
Bigger, smaller, quicker. Little research shows that although the GoogleMeister did its thang, the issue seems to be how long these machines work before they 'crash'. I might have a little look down that rabbit hole when I have more time.
Imagine something able to think and make decisions not based in emotion alone. Still, could it enjoy a taste or shed a tear listening to moving piece of music ? Thinking is not just defined by reason, logic and information available.
Loved this post John.
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JohnFricker Premium
Thank you so much for your feedback and thoughts on the subject - AI is getting pretty good at routine problem solving but as you say AE (emotions) is a whole different ball game but I'm sure it's progressing as well. Exciting and a bit scary as well I suppose. Thanks again and have a great day!
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Twack Premium
You're welcome John. This stuff makes me think.
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HeidiAnders3 Premium
There's so many nuts out there! Here a nut, there a nut... This squirrel is going crazy with your advice here! I'm off to do some more research! Thanks for getting the wheels turning so early today!
~Heidi
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JohnFricker Premium
I thought that might get you going Heidi! thanks for reading/liking. I hope you have a wonderful research and publishing day!
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keishalina Premium
*** uhm --- thinking ... advent of AI -- and where's that going? ***

thanks kindly for sharing with us today, John -- more to ponder!
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JohnFricker Premium
Thanks Keisha. And I wonder how far AI can go...and importantly, how about artificial "emotions"...
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keishalina Premium
*** whaa? ... artificial 'emotions?' ... whas-dat? ... lol ...

seriously -- first of heard of that! ... :)
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JohnFricker Premium
Yes, absolutely a real thing! It's not a real stretch to program AI to imitate the tone of emotional responses reflecting things like concern, sadness or happiness, etc What I worry about is when AI starts to develop AE for things like "frustration and anger"...uh oh!
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keishalina Premium
uhm -- get real! ... lol ... what's humanity coming to? (head shakes) ...
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BarbaraN Premium
Wondering what Google can and can't do in a certain period of time may be a fascinating subject but it eats up our time--time better spent on writing content for our websites and learning everything we can. Liked your blog, John.
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JohnFricker Premium
Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, that really IS the point for sure!
While Google continues to "up their game" in computing speed and capabilities, it's important for us to continue learning how we can optimize our indexing, ranking, and continuing to adapt and improve our ability to hit page 1 with our content!
Have a brilliant learning day!
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LenkaSophie Premium
I like that. No limit to what we can learn and earn! I do learn something new every day and I'm sure it will pay off in future. No supercomputer brain here but I'm ready :)
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JohnFricker Premium
Thanks Lanka - your feedback is greatly appreciated and I hope you have fun learning and hopefully earning today! All the best to you!
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LenkaSophie Premium
Learning for sure, earning not yet :) But it doesn't matter, I know what I'm doing and I'm definitely enjoying the process!
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