From: James Higgins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 22 2002 - 17:42:07 MDT
Ok, I'm confused. Is Eliezer replying to himself??? If so, could someone
(who knows his physical location) please call the men in white coats?
At 05:33 PM 6/22/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > Michael Roy Ames would have written:
> >> Eli1: What is the mistaken part? I don't see Eli2 drawing an analogy
> >> between chimpanzees and humans... I see him drawing an analogy between
> >> every-other-species-before-now and humans. The point being, once you
> >> can think 'as well as' a human, a large number of things become
> >> possible. Where's the mistake?
> > The mistake is that all every-other-species-before-now was not generally
> > intelligent, whereas humans were.
>If I can amplify on what Eliezer says here: The notion is that the shift
>from chimpanzee to human may have been much more of a qualitative,
>system-level shift than the transition from an infrahuman to human-level
>AI would be; consequently a transition which opens fewer doors. To cite
>one concrete difference between our species' respective developmental
>lines, the point at which an AI crosses the line into human-level
>smartness would probably not be the point at which the AI first became
>capable of what we would consider "abstract thinking"... although it might
>be the point at which the AI gained some other, equally valuable ability.
>Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
>Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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