From: Michael Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 13:35:05 MDT
> Your meter is excellent, that's very rare.
It may not match the actual song perfectly, I don't have it
on mp3 and it's been quite a while since it was constantly
playing on the radio.
>> So you've got layering but where's the cognitive work?
> So you've got layering but where's the cognitive touch?
'Cognitive work' is one of Eliezer's signature phrases. I'm
not sure what 'cognitive touch' would mean.
>> And all that directed evolution supposed to sort it out,
> And all that managed evolution oughta be so fine
'Directed evolution' is a semi-technical term that I use far
too much, though come to think of it 'managed evolution' is
probably a better summary of my later designs in this area.
>> Okay, so you've got a neural net,
>> That don't impress me much,
>> So you've made it spiking but can you train it?
Modelling individual neuron firings as opposed to just integrating
the pulse train into an 'output level'. Spiking NNs are the latest
major trend in connectionism; Artificial Development are trying to
build an AGI out of a huge spiking net.
>> You're one of those coders who actually likes PROLOG,
>> You make me write a formal spec before I touch your IDE,
> I don't see how that's an insult. :-)
Sadly, I have to agree, but I wrote this a few months back
before I realised that formalism actually works if you know how
do it properly (I had a lot of bad experiences with people who
didn't know how to formalise properly in my student days).
>> I can't believe you think AIXI is a good model,
> I can't believe you dream hex at night
I don't think this is an AGI problem; on the contrary algorithm
theory types tend not to be into low-level implementation detail.
Anyone doing heavy bit twiddling and/or assembly coding is
probably susceptible to hex dreams.
>> So you got the maths but is it tractable?
> So you got the maths but where's the cognitive touch?
I know it's supposed to be a chorus, but you removed some
of my best put-downs :)
* Michael Wilson
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