Re[2]: The dumb SAI and the Semiautomatic Singularity

From: Cliff Stabbert (
Date: Mon Jul 08 2002 - 09:38:54 MDT

Monday, July 8, 2002, 8:41:29 AM, Mike & Donna Deering wrote:

MDD> Would it be possible to change the design slightly to
MDD> avoid volition, ego, self consciousness, while still
MDD> maintaining the capabilities of complex problem solving,
MDD> self improvement, super intelligence?

I don't have a fleshed out AI design but I believe this to be
fundamentally impossible, although not for reasons I can make
explicitly clear. For now I'll say that self-observation of
cognition and the feedback cycles made possible by that are
IMO integral to any usable intelligence.


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