Run across anybody lately who says that we will never be able to build a human-level intelligence and fit it into a breadbox?
dd-b over at Tor has the answer:
Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Blog posts / The Singularity Problem and Non-Problem: I'm always surprised to find people who "doubt" strong AI.... [H]uman beings are themselves examples of strong AI. I find it amusing to hear people arguing that they cannot, in fact, exist...
Of course, I think it will be much cheaper to make adult human-level AI entities via a twenty-year production process using unskilled labor--at least half of all possible two human teams can do so!--then employing skilled computer scientists. But what do I know?