RE: Is generalisation a limit to intelligence?

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sat Dec 02 2000 - 17:17:00 MST

"Jump Out of the System" is a kind of emergence...

But I don't doubt that there will be many phases in the development of
mathematics, including
future math that no human will be able to understand...

And one day, superintelligent beings will invent new things going beyond all
human categories
like "mathematics"...

But, in the shorter term, I think the math of emergence will be useful in
bringing several
generations of intelligent being-types about


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

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