Friday, May 18, 2018

How Much Would It Cost to Create a Superintelligent AI with 100% Human Capabilities?

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How much would it cost to create a superintelligent AI with 100% human capabilities?

The simple answer is that nobody knows.   However, we can all guesstimate and, that being said, your guess is as good as mine.   Of course, before I give you mine, I am sure you must be wondering how this subject came about and why it matters.   My answer will come toward the end of this article. 

So here is my guesstimate:

AI Operating System

With respect to just software costs, according to Matt Mahoney's draft paper "The Cost of AI" dated March 27, 2013  "we estimate that the human genome is similar in complexity to 300 million lines of code, or $30 billion." 

Just think of the human genome as a "Computer Operating System" for humans although it is perhaps a trillion times more powerful and sophisticated than any computer operating system that we know of. 

AI Programs and Applications

However, as we all know, a computer with just an operating system is basically useless.   You need to install on top of that operating system a bunch of programs and applications that perform many different types of functions.    The same can be said for an AI.    Therefore, the total cost of these programs and applications could dwarf the cost of the operating system itself.

And in the case of one AI, that means the estimated $30 billion it costs to design a human genome equivalent could be increased 100 to 1000-fold (anywhere from $3 trillion to $30 trillion dollars) when you start to factor in the various programs and applications that you want to develop for that AI.

Thus, at a minimum, the total cost of AI Programs and Applications comes to $3 trillion.

AI Hardware

When it comes to hardware, since we are talking about 100% human capabilities, although we lack the technology to develop an AI with the human body's 244 degrees of freedom - the most I've seen on the internet range anywhere from 20-34 degrees of freedom costing a total amount of $3 million - I will go out on a limb and estimate that this amount could easily increase 1000-fold to a tune of  around $3 billion to purchase on the open market an AI with 244 degrees of freedom once the technology has been perfected by a third-party.   That is just for degrees of freedom.   (That amount does not include all the design and development costs by such third-party.)

If you factor in all the other hardware design and development costs for all other functions and capabilities of a similar human body,  the total AI Hardware Cost could easily rival, if not exceed, the cost of the AI Operating System + AI Programs and Applications for just one AI ::  an amount which comes to ($30 billion + $3 trillion) $3.3 trillion.  

Total Research and Development Costs of  One (1) AI

At a minimum, we are talking about  $30 billion for the AI Operating System +  $3 trillion for AI Programs and Applications  + $3.3 trillion for AI Hardware (including all research and development costs) :: an amount which comes to a grand total of $6.6 trillion for one AI.

Net Unit Production Cost per AI

Of course, once you have incurred the basic costs for one AI,  I will just speculate that the cost to create and program another AI would drop significantly due to the significant number of fixed and non-recurring expenses.  Using the most conservative estimate I can think of, I can imagine the actual unit production cost per AI to be around 10% of the Total R&D Cost of One AI  ($6.6 trillion) taking into account that knowledge, intelligence and the universe are continually expanding :: an amount which comes to $60 billion per AI with Human Level Intelligence and capabilities.

Here Is the Answer You've Been Waiting For

With respect to the question :: "How did this subject come about and why does it matter?" ::  I am now in a much better position to answer:

As you are reading this article this very minute and second, thousands of scientists worldwide are working on the "Holy Grail of Artificial Intelligence" which is:  Building an AI with 100% Human Level Intelligence and capabilities.     An AI with YOUR capabilities (I am assuming you are a human being who is now reading this article).

These scientists are trying to duplicate YOUR intelligence, YOUR capabilities, YOUR biology, YOUR chemistry, etc.   And since YOU are so special and such a technological marvel, it may take hundreds if not thousands of years for them to be able to create such AI.

Moreover, even if these scientists could develop such AI tomorrow or in the very near future, just in terms of today's dollars or other fiat currencies, it would cost them about $60 billion to create someone like YOU. 

In other words, as of today's date and in terms of USD (US currency), at a very minimum,  every single human being born on planet Earth is worth at least $60 billion.   YOU are worth  at least US $60 billion.   YOU are the Holy Grail that all these scientists are trying to discover and recreate in an AI.   That is how precious YOU are!  That is how intelligent YOU are!  That is how powerful YOU are!

Here Is the Truth That No One Wants to Hear

Although the human race has been endowed with such an awesome, amazing and beautiful gift of Intelligence and Unlimited Human Evolution Potential,  to date, as I write this very minute, second and millisecond, this knowledge of how special we truly are has been kept secret  from nearly all humans, since time immemorial,  by a very tiny group of Dark, Frigid and Frightened Souls who are afraid of losing their firm grip on mankind.

Instead, humans have been used as servants, slaves and animals, and continue to be treated as such, in one form or another.  Expendable beasts to be used as cannon fodder by a bunch of gangsters, sociopaths and psychopaths in their perpetual and never-ending false flag operations as well as wars of conquests and genocides.   Creatures to be dumbed down and manipulated for whatever reasons or purposes.   Creatures to be put behind bars and cages, desensitized, stripped of their dignity by perverted penal guards in the form of deep cavity searches, regimented, isolated, chained, manacled, terrified, raped by guards and fellow inmates,  experimented on, gassed,  electrocuted in electric chairs or hanged within the confines of barbed-wire fences and walls of penitentiaries, gulags, extraordinary rendition centers, torture spas, Gitmos, and other hell on earth facilities.

Creatures to be discarded, destroyed or disposed of when they either resist or no longer fit some nefarious organization, powers-that-be or someone else's  sinister agenda.  Creatures who are fed just enough knowledge and information through a wicked propaganda machine, moronic educational system and a slave-master-moron workforce in order to perform the minimal tasks they have been or will be assigned.

Creatures who are taught that they need to be cared for;  watched over and regulated by someone else, some group, some entity, some institution, or some deity;  and that, when left on their own and to their own devices,  anarchy will become the order of the day, their lives will be in danger and become chaotic, meaningless and worthless;  thus will have no purpose in life or reason to live and, in all likelihood, will not be able to survive on their own.
The typical "the majority rules" Smoke and Mirrors game ::  the "Give up your freedom for your safety and security" Con game ::  the "Give up your individual power and submit to the power of the State for The Greater Good" Extortion Racket game :: the "Only the State has a monopoly over the use of force" Madness :: the "Strength in unity" Bullshit that you are programmed to believe in and accept from the time of birth :: the "You are nothing without the team" Fallacy :: or the Insane and Moronic "You need a leader to guide you" concept. 
Hence the reason for the Nation-State, the large conglomerates and multinational corporations, the supranational institutions, and all the other societal organs whose role is to maintain a firm grip on humans and regulate their behavior.

Creatures who are taught that the marvels of human brilliance and ingenuity they are able to witness with their own eyes are an aberration of nature which is strictly confined to a special group of people: The Chosen People :: and that they themselves are NOT that chosen people.   Thus they, The Regular People, must contend with their mediocre lot in life since it is their manifest destiny.

Creatures who are today enslaved by a Global Financial System which is specifically designed to keep them as follows: in a perpetual state of  Fear, Doubt, Uncertainty, Insecurity, Modern Indentured Servitude,  Slavery, Intellectual Retardation and Intellectual Stagnation :: bogged down  in Ad Nauseam Arguments, Propositions, Concepts and Initiatives designed to distract them and keep them drowning in a Sea of  Ignorance and Stupidity :: engaged in Ad Infinitum Conflicts, Violence,  Butchery, Wholesale Destruction and Wars :: all in order to prevent them from ever realizing Who They Truly Are:   Intelligent Beings with an almost Infinite Evolution Potential. 

Creatures who are taught from birth that Money Is Worth Just About Everything :: Money Is Your God :: You Need Money to Survive :: You Need Money to Prosper :: You Need Money to Gain Power :: You Need Money for Protection and Security :: You Need Money to Gain Adulation, Fame, and Respect :: You Need Money to Be Successful :: You Need Money to Influence Others :: You Need Money to Have Followers :: You Need Money to Build Things ::  and You Need Money for Anything Else that You Want to Accomplish. 

In short, you need money for everything and, without money,  YOU are not worth anything at all! 
Thus the necessity for you to do anything and everything that you can in order to acquire money:  For Basic Survival Needs as well as for Self-Esteem ::  To Gain Power and Fame ::  and To Accomplish Anything Else of Value and Importance.  
And nowhere will you find any individual, government or institution acknowledge or promote the fact that, at a minimum,  YOU are worth $60 billion  ::  YOU are the God of Money (instead of money being your god) :: YOU need your Intelligence to Survive :: YOU need your Intelligence to Prosper :: YOU are, in your own right, already a POWER OF ONE!  ::  YOU need to rely on your Intelligence for Protection and Security ::  YOU are too Intelligent to have a need for Adulation and Fame (that falls in the domain of morons) :: YOU only Have a Need to Respect Yourself and Others ::   YOU only have a need for Collaborators willing to use their Intelligence - NOT Followers  - and that these Collaborators Don't Require Money to use their Intelligence ::  YOU need your Intelligence to Build Things :: and YOU need  to use your Intelligence for Anything Else that You Want to Accomplish. 

But the truth is, YOU need your intelligence for everything and, without your Intelligence,  YOU are not worth much at all!    

Here Is the Truth that No One Can Handle

Hopefully, you are now getting a clear picture as to why The Status Quo :: that very tiny group of Dark, Frigid and Frightened Souls who control the current  Global Financial System :: doesn't want you to know Who YOU Really Are and What YOU Are Truly Worth and the sort of misconstrued danger  they perceive that YOUR Intelligence represents to them.

Think about this for just a couple of seconds:  

Why would anyone want to use a $60 billion superintelligent AI to only do basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;  to clean toilets;  to wipe tables and sweep floors;  to flip burgers;  to be unplugged and locked up in cages or behind bars; to be in chains;  to be unplugged and stored in some warehouse just gathering dust;  to destroy many other $60 billion superintelligent AI beings;  to be destroyed by the millions on a battlefield for some willy-nilly, asinine, nonsensical, stupid, moronic and just plain evil reasons?   Does that make any sense at all?

And if you knew how superintelligent and powerful you are, would you use your intelligence to only do simple mathematical calculations?  If you knew you were worth at least $60 billion, would you sit idly by and starve while waiting for aid from charitable organizations?  Would you wait for (or make a request to) a government to provide you with welfare benefits in order to survive?  Would you accept a $7 per hour / day / or month  job  ::depending on which country you live in:: to clean toilets or wipe tables and sweep floors?  Would you blindly follow the command of another superintelligent AI to go out there and slaughter other superintelligent AI beings strictly on a bullshit tip?   If you walked into a room and someone had placed a stash of money worth a total of $1 billion in a corner of the room and a superintelligent AI in another corner of the room and then asked you to pick one of the two: the $1 billion or the superintelligent AI, would you choose the $1 billion?     If someone had asked you the question, "What makes the world go round - money or people?" would you answer, "Money makes the world go round!"  Would you represent a threat to your fellow superintelligent AI?  The answer to each question is, of course not!

The point being, if you knew for a fact that you are indeed a superintelligent AI, you would have never done any of these things for the simple reason that "you'd  really have to be a moron and a very primitive and barbaric savage" to do any of these things.  You couldn't possibly be using your superintelligent  capabilities.  You would have to be in a complete comatose state and operating in "zombie" mode in order for that to happen, thus unaware of who you really are and what you are truly worth.      

In essence,  as I have clearly illustrated, our Global Financial System is designed to maintain the Status Quo and prevent  Human Evolution from ever taking place. 

Now the Saddest Part of All

And the saddest part of it all is that, no matter how loud I and a few others shout out this message from the rooftops, The Status Quo knows that it has such a firm grasp on all humans that all these messages will fall on deaf earsthat nothing will change and that they have absolutely nothing at all to fear or worry about.   And as much as I hate to admit it, the history of mankind proves They Are Right!

As well, I am perfectly aware that there are, at the very most, only about 100 people on this entire planet who have the intellectual capacity to understand that they are in fact enslaved in more ways than one (by other slaves who have been programmed to maintain the status quo);  that they are indeed Intelligent Beings and A Power of One;  that they are the master of their own destiny; and that their fate rests in their own hands.  

In essence, this means that out of the thousands of prospective readers of this article, there is a strong probability that NOT EVEN ONE of them will be able to understand the meaning and purpose of this article and, most importantly, how to proceed.   In fact, many may even take offense at the message being conveyed since it strikes at the very core of their existence and belief system and they are not at all inclined, predisposed or prepared to engage in the sort of deep introspection and self-awakening that this message is intended to spur in the mind of each reader.

Time to Play the Devil's Advocate

For those of you who are familiar with the number of initiatives that VOMI is engaged in through a number of consortia and other entities,  one of the questions you may have in mind or are bound to ask is:
Since you are already aware of the power of the human potential and are strictly focused on Collaborating with other Intelligent Beings (Humans who are similarly aware and also share your philosophy),  then why charge an annual consortium or other membership dues to prospective Intelligent Beings who may want to Collaborate with you or be a part of your team?    
The answer is very simple:    
1.   For starters, regardless as to whether or not any individual can afford to incur such membership dues out-of-pocket,  they are specifically prohibited from doing so. Only organizations  and governments are allowed to join a Consortium or other membership body.  At which point, they may designate a specific individual to represent the organization or government on the appropriate membership body.  
Why is that?  That's because our message dissemination approach for this world of Intelligent Beings, The New Virtual Organization World, calls for large organizations with sufficient resources who are looking to leverage, through the consortium or other membership body,  the substantial amount of capital and human resources they have already invested in their operations,  as well as the substantial knowledge and avalanche of new opportunities we will share and make available to them,  in order to gain new markets and greatly expand their operations.    
This approach is designed to speed up the process and timetable in order to bring us that much closer to making The New Virtual Organization World and Human Evolution a reality and dream come true for all of mankind instead of just a privileged few.   As well, it gives us an opportunity to win a few converts along the way.      
2.   Therefore,  I, specifically, would have to be totally brain dead to automatically assume that the Distinguished Member representatives of such organizations or governments would somehow magically and miraculously transform into Intelligent Beings the minute of their appointment by their organization or government. 
What this means is that we will have a tremendous amount of work ahead of us, (a Herculean task, to say the least)  as we undergo the process and task of introducing a bunch of  very primitive and barbaric humans to the alien concept that humans are in fact "Intelligent Beings with an almost  Infinite  Evolution  Potential"  instead of being this bunch of  slaves,  primitive and barbaric savages that we are constantly portrayed as, as well as programmed to believe in and manifest.   Thus the reason why we require and insist that membership participation for all members must be on a full-time basis. 
Therefore, we have absolutely no intention to donate our intelligence, knowledge, intellectual property, time and efforts to any organization or government. 
Moreover, regardless of the amount of the dues any such consortium or membership body may charge now and in the near or distant future for our knowledge, expertise and stewardship, the benefits we provide to these organizations  (an entire coastline) 
far outweigh such dues (a grain of sand) by a factor of 1 trillion to 1.
3.    Now let me deal with this hypothetical:   Even if we were to also leave our doors wide open to individuals who are Intelligent Beings and we wisely forfeited the membership dues since we prefer the contribution of their Intelligence,  but with barely 100 Intelligent Beings out of a total of 8 billion people on planet Earth, how in hell would we know whether, in fact,  we are dealing with an Intelligent Being instead of just another primitive, barbaric and savage Human who may have ulterior motives for joining us and for how long?    
Short of quickly traveling into the future in order to make sure that a person is indeed an Intelligent Being and sincere in joining us,  we would have absolutely no way of distinguishing one Human from one Intelligent Being.   Therefore, that would NOT be an "Intelligent" thing to do at all and I would have to remove myself from that list of 100 Intelligent Beings.   
Now here is a little confession for you:   Once upon a time prior to my own Human Evolution, back in my primitive and barbaric savage days, I did indeed make several such attempts, only to experience the nightmares of many lifetimes.   In other words, "been there, done that," and there are millions of reasons for such outcomes, however,  they fall  outside the scope of this document. 
4.   I saved the best for last.   Last but not least, for all so-called enlightened individuals out there who are now reading this article and truly  understand what this is all about;  if  this message truly and deeply resonates within you or merely confirms what you've known or suspected all along but were reluctant to openly articulate and espouse it out of fear of being ridiculed or ostracized by family members, friends, colleagues and associates or of being confined to a mental asylum;  and you are also sick and tired of living the life of, as well as being surrounded by,  a bunch of morons, slaves, primitive and barbaric savages; and you want an opportunity to begin to make the transition to an  Intelligent Being with an almost  Infinite  Evolution  Potential;    YOU now have an opportunity to find an organization or government to sponsor your participation on a consortium or other membership body.  
Time to Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

In conclusion, as the old saying goes,  Action speaks louder than words.  The doors to a new world with limitless possibilities and opportunities are now firmly within your reach.   I have written hundreds of articles and comments on the VOMI Blog and numerous social networks over the past 20+ years regarding this new civilized world, The New Virtual Organization World:: It's a New Principled World, It's Virtual, and It's Organized

As well, being the founder and architect of these various consortia and other entities, the person you will initially be exposed to, everything that you need to know about my personal philosophy and worldview is also available online, many of which are articulated in Memorable Quotes of Pierre Coupet.   In short,  there are no mysteries with respect to the principles I hold dear and will not deviate from should you deem it beneficial, mentally uplifting and immensely rewarding to join others of like mind who are so inclined to bravely chart a new course for humanity and Human Evolution.

The rest is really up to you.

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About Author:   Pierre Coupet, Q of VOM and Founder of VOMI (Virtual Organization Management Institute), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, Virtual Organization Leadership, Virtual Organization Advisors,  VOMI Global Think Tank, and Virtual Organization Recruiter  :: Founder of the  modern  Virtual Organization Management and Virtual Organization Recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997 ::  Founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives  :: Architect of The New Virtual Organization World and the "Futuristic City-State Enclave Based on a Civilized World Financial System:: The World's Foremost Digital Currency Analyst ::  Curator of  The New Virtual Organization World Collection  and Memorable Quotes of Pierre Coupet Collection

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