RE: Introducing myself

From: Eugen Leitl (
Date: Tue Apr 02 2002 - 23:38:07 MST

On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, Ben Goertzel wrote:

> Linux and Real AI couldn't be more different.

Really? Wow. Who'd thunk.
> The point isn't that a Real AI will be more complex than Linux. It will be,
> in some important senses; though I think it will also require less code....

Code as a metaphor, similiar applies to data: the physical laws acting on
the structured matter between are ears are simple, but the goo itself is
It's interesting how many people have very strong opinions on how AI
should be done, on basis of no other evidence than what they think.
Somehow, empirical analysis of existing instances of intelligence, or
actual experiments almost never appear in those musings.

I'm rather impressed that the non-armchair variety of AI philosophers,
who'd bloodied their noses countless number of times, still haven't lost
the conviction that they know how to do it.

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