From: Michael Roy Ames (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 22 2002 - 17:39:18 MDT
Woah! Eliezer recursion! Has the singularity happened already? How was
Michael Roy Ames
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From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: How hard a Singularity?
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > >
> > > By hypothesis, the AI just made the leap to human-equivalent
> > > We know from evolutionary experience that this is a highly
> > > threshold that opens up a lot of doors. Self-improvement should be
> > > sixty at this point.
> > Eliezer, I think you are mistaken about this. The shift from chimpanzee
> > to human was probably nothing like the shift from infrahuman to
> > human-equivalent AI will be. The two development trajectories are too
> > different to draw analogies between them. In particular, the sudden
> > invention of "general intelligence" supported on chimpanzee substrate
> > may have no analogue in the development path of an AI.
> Conceded, Eliezer. However, I still think that jumping to
> "human-equivalent" smartness should be worth something in opened doors -
> terms of which parts of the system are self-understandable if nothing
> (I.e., the AI was designed by humans, therefore human smartness is a
> significant internal threshold.) But I could be mistaken, and at any rate
> you are correct that we know nothing "from evolutionary experience".
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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