Re: Expert System Seed AI

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 16:57:37 MDT

Simon McClenahan wrote:
> Why can't we create a rule-base AI Expert System that can be trained how to
> program?

Because rule-based expert systems just don't work. They are remnants of
an age when computers were chipped from flint. Concepts are great big
huge objects, not LISP tokens. Thoughts are not if-then rules. Cognitive
processes are enormous mechanisms composed of dozens of interlocking
subsystems, not "inference engines" with the complexity of one subroutine
in a modern-day class library. See "General Intelligence and Seed AI" at
the SIAI website.

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

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