RE: Seed AI (was: How hard a Singularity?)

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 15:54:20 MDT

> Hmm, well based on what I know of human learning much of the real basic
> learning occurs in the first few years. And, apparently, much of that is
> done via touch. Espicially since many of these basic patterns may be
> required to comprehend language. Thus these basic patterns may be
> extremely difficult to transfer to a Baby AI that doesn't have
> touch, smell
> or taste. It may actually prove easier to manually code in such patterns
> at the beginning. Unless you plan to develop an artificial body with
> significant sensory capability to go with your AI project! ;)

You might be right.... Both options:

a) building a tactile interface (or simulation)

b) coding in such patterns manually

are fairly hard

[b) is hard because we don't know explicitly what the patterns are]

If Novamente proceeds as expected, in a couple years we will face this

ben g

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