Re: Floppy take-off

From: Joaquim Almgren Gāndara (
Date: Wed Aug 01 2001 - 11:10:04 MDT

Jimmy Wales:
> If even billions and billions of scientists, working together in an
> high speed networked fashion, working 24/7 can't achieve anything
more intelligent
> than we were able to do, with only several million scientist
man-hours, I'll be
> very surprised. Wouldn't you?

I would. However, I don't like the fact that the only thing we can
come up with are brute-force solutions. Isn't this what Eliezer
abandoned quite a while ago? I seem to remember that he wrote
somewhere that he used to think that you would need lots and lots of
researchers to reach human-level AI ~simply because he didn't know how
to do it~. We've only moved the horizon a bit. Now we're saying that
once we reach human-level AI, we use brute force to get to trans-human
AI. This worries me.

- Joaquim Gāndara

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