Re: Seed AI milestones - Explicit Knowlege Codification

From: Michael Roy Ames (
Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 11:44:00 MST

Eliezer wrote:

> I can't speak for Ben, but certainly SIAI does not advocate (and never
> the explicit codification of knowledge distilled from human experts.
> Knowledge is learned complexity; it is abstracted from experience, not
> hardwired by the programmers.

There *must* be some explicitly codified knowledge in a Seed AI, at least
enough to get it started... else, how does it think about anything? I
imagine that, once a Seed AI started to learn 'on its own', then its learned
knowledge base would quickly become a lot larger than it's pre-entered data.

Michael Roy Ames
Ottawa, Canada

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