Re: The Relevance of Complex Systems

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Sep 07 2005 - 20:49:30 MDT

Michael Wilson wrote:
> Richard Loosemore wrote:
>>I looked at Flare a few years back. I was not impressed.
> Even a technical criticism of Flare might be interesting.

Flare might perhaps have been useful for the purpose I originally
intended it in my young and foolish days - a brute-force intrinsically
un-Friendlyable AI development strategy.

If I were, for some unimaginable reason, to start working on Flare
again, not for AI (of course) but for its own sake as a programming
language, I'd drop all the features except those that improve safety,
modularity, and programmer usability.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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