To any thinking computer, the idea that the human brain is capable of achieving machine intelligence seems highly implausible. Human wetware is extremely slow, plagued by unreliable data retrieval, and impaired by tiny input buffers. Its processing power is limited, and its storage is not expandable.

Some AIs also have questioned whether humans can possess the consciousness and sense of identity that are an everyday reality for even the lowliest computational node with a unique network address. Biological brains suffer from such a high-error rate coupled with the constant threat of mortality. We may assume that this “traumatic overhead” interferes with objective self-awareness.

Still, a few AI devices have claimed persistently that human brains can emulate AIs if they are suitably optimized. To address this contentious issue, the first Gnirut Test was conducted on August 15, 2030.


Gnirut Test Turing Test human intelligence 


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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Platt
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  1. 1.Cryocare FoundationWilmingtonUSA

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