[ExI] Did Hugo de Garis leave the field?

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Mon Apr 18 19:43:24 UTC 2011

On 04/18/2011 07:01 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 06:39:39AM -0700, Ben Zaiboc wrote:
>> I was disappointed to read this:
>> "Ask yourself how it’s possible for a creature of a given intelligence level to be able to design a creature of greater intelligence. Designing a creature of superior intelligence requires a level of intelligence that the designer simply does not have. Therefore, it is logically impossible to use the traditional blueprint-design approach to create a creature of superior intelligence"
> He sounds like a creationist.
Actually, what was said is exactly correct.  We can't fully spec out an 
AGI ("traditional blueprint").  It must recursively self-improve.  I 
thought this was and has been accepted information in these circles for 
a very long time now.

- s

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