Re: A fairly concrete path to the Singularity

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Apr 29 2001 - 16:11:08 MDT

Jordan Dimov wrote:
> Cease the mindless language wars, folks.

Yeah, the thread has probably played itself out. I was taking notes,
though (metaphorically if not literally), so I at least wouldn't count it
as "mindless".

> Of course we all know that a true AI will rewrite itself in Perl first
> chance it gets!

Hm, I've sometimes heard the thesis stated that a sufficiently intelligent
being would just commit suicide, but I've never heard it stated with quite
that pathos.

Perl programs look the same after rot13.

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

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