From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 25 2002 - 19:21:37 MDT
> I wonder what the world--our world, both natural and social--will
> look like
> to an AGI that can perceive the deep structures which some humans are only
> aware of some of the time, all humans are ignorant of most of the
> time, and
> a few humans are ignorant of nearly all the time.
> Perhaps we can get some idea of our true level of ignorance when
> we see even
> our current partially-developed AI's, still simple genetic
> algorithms and so
> forth, developing solutions to problems in finance and
> engineering that make
> us say "Wow! I never would have thought of that trade/strategy/design!"
This kind of "surprise" happens all the time, in finance and also in other
domains such as datamining and computational biology. B
ut it doesn't seem to have much broad philosophical impact, perhaps because
the AI systems involved are such very narrow specialists.
-- Ben G
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