Re: Real AI

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 12:39:29 MDT

Peter Voss wrote:
> Somebody else is trying to do Real AI:

Unless there's some really spectacular stuff going on behind the "blue
ball bye bye" utterances produced by their HAL, I'm not really convinced
that fifteen-month-old human language is going to scale up to a three or
four year old as they claim. It's impressive that they've taken so much
time to produce the cited babytalk, but I don't see anything in their docs
that would distinguish babytalk laboriously produced using a scaleable
right theory from babytalk laboriously produced using a totally wrong
theory. To put it another way, the utterance "blue ball bye bye" is
simple enough that it could be produced by wrong theories as well as right

The alleged accumulation of concept structure is very mildly impressive,
if true, but I don't see how this could be done with Markov modeling.

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

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