RE: anonymous collaborative filtering

From: mike99 (
Date: Thu Sep 26 2002 - 13:38:55 MDT

> > 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.

Do you think these sorts of surprises will (or could) have broad
philosophical impact if (or when) they become either:
[a] much more numerous (overwhelming quantity)?
[b] explicable by an AGI that can tell us more about the underlying
structures the AGI sees but we don't?

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