[ExI] intelligence and generalization

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 18:28:02 UTC 2019

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 12:42 AM Stuart LaForge <avant at sollegro.com> wrote:
> Bill Wallace wrote:
> > I don't have any better understanding of creativity than anyone
> > else, or a better way of measuring it, but I don't think we can leave all
> > the weight of the ability to adapt to new situations to generalization.
> > If we could, then I think that building an intelligent AI would be fairly
> > easy. How do we teach creativity to an AI when we don't even know what it
> > is or how to measure it?  This is a big challenge.
> Perhaps we would be better off not teaching AI how to be creative at least
> not for a long time. Perhaps humanity's ability to create and innovate
> will be our saving grace. In the not too far off future when all
> productive work is being done by machines, perhaps art will be our refuge,
> invention our niche, and beauty our forte. I see no reason to rush our
> eventual obsolescence. Oblivion isn't going anywhere.

Or perhaps go ahead and teach them, and focus some AI on the problem
of uploading consciousness.

"If you can't beat them, join them."

I, for one, would not mind becoming an AI, if the choice was that or
dying of old age.

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