Re: [agi] A difficulty with AI reflectivity

From: Christian Szegedy (
Date: Thu Oct 21 2004 - 05:49:27 MDT

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

> Schmidhuber spoke of proving only that the code modification had
> greater expected utility. Even if you proved the new system would do
> exactly what the old system did, only faster, it would not follow that
> the new system was an *improvement*.

It seems to me that Schmidhubers algorithm is an improved version of
the Hutters universal search algorithm. A very intuitive, but good
explanation can be found on this page:

(Look for universal search.)

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