[ExI] Did Hugo de Garis leave the field?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Apr 18 20:33:36 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:43:24PM -0700, Samantha Atkins wrote:
>> 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.

My beef was with the idea that a more advanced system is
required to produce a less advanced. This is trivially
untrue, because darwinian evolution is extremely stupid,
yet since you can read this message it most assuredly
does work.

I have never believed into recursive self-improvement.
Nobody is that smart. You just bump up the boundary 
condition, and let emergence handle the rest. 

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