Re: flare and SIAI

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 01:11:05 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> The role that you want Flare to play, in Webmind is played by "schema" --
> our representation of procedures in terms of nodes and links.

Yes, I strongly got the impression that WM nodes/links/etc. might have
some of the properties of Flare. That's one of the little ironies of all
this - Webmind would probably find Flare even more directly useful than we
would, since Flare will probably correspond fairly well to the mindstuff
of the Webmind AI. On the other hand, this same property means that,
since Webmind's cognitive processes are Flarish, Webmind can be written in
Java with only one added layer of abstraction. SIAI, though, needs Flare
just to get started. Frightening concept, but there it is.

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

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