Re: Is generalisation a limit to intelligence?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Dec 02 2000 - 15:13:35 MST

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> What your comments suggest to me, Eliezer, is that we need a mathematics
> of emergence...
> Not an original conclusion of course, but a new perspective on this
> conclusion

And what I think, in turn, is that if a mathematics of emergence existed,
then knowing that mathematics would enable you to Jump Out Of The System
and develop a better kind of intelligence, perhaps non-emergent, perhaps
differently emergent, but not describable by the old mathematics at any
rate. Not an original perspective, of course, but perhaps a new
conclusion derived from this perspective.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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