[extropy-chat] Re: Any progress towards AI at all?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Oct 10 09:11:17 UTC 2005

On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 10:11:59PM -0700, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:

> To an outsider, little has changed in the last decade in AI.  To an insider,
> theoretical progress in the last five years or so has been hyperactive and
> qualitative.  This sea change just is not something that is easily seen or

How do we measure that progress, however? Do we have benchmarks on practical
systems? I don't see much progress in practice, but I'm admittedly not looking
very hard (it would be a full-time job).

Can you give us a number of past watermarks, either in paper track or artifacts?

> appreciated unless one is intimately involved.  The vast, vast majority of
> the population is simply not in the position to appreciate or understand
> genuinely important progress when it happens, and likely will not notice it
> when it becomes a part of their reality except in retrospect.  At which time
> they will hail it as the greatest thing since sliced bread, a day late and a
> dollar short.

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