From: Samantha Atkins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 27 2002 - 14:13:34 MST
Ben Goertzel wrote:
> The alternative is for a baby AI to have explicitly codified *procedural*
> knowledge, which is set up so as to enable it to somewhat efficiently gather
> its own declarative knowledge (and more advanced procedural knowledge) from
> its environment.
> A human baby has no inbuilt knowledge base (at least no one has shown that
> it does), but it has inbuilt procedures such as grasping, wiggling and
> sucking... and many more such procedures that kick in during development...
> and these procedures are well-tuned to help it survive in the environment
> it's born into (an environment that includes responsive adult humans).
More importantly, it has an efficient "learning machine" built
in. The simpler this "learning machine" is, the more likely we
humans will be able to build something at least as good.
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