Re: AI debate at San Jose State U.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Oct 17 2005 - 19:02:07 MDT

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:]
> Untrue. I spent my first six years from 1996 to 2002 studying the
> mechanics of human intelligence, until I understood it well enough to
> see why it wouldn't work.

To clarify: I mean "wouldn't work" in the sense of it not being a good
idea to try and build an AI using a human cognitive architecture (a plan
distinct from uploading). This has little to do with any objections to
the humaneness of humans; more to do with the instability of the human
cognitive architecture for recursive self-improvement, and the
difficulty of getting a fragile mind right on the first try.

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

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