Re: Some considerations about AGI

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jan 23 2006 - 16:17:25 MST

Richard Loosemore wrote:
> 1) Give an introduction to Heim's theory of quantum gravity, in
> sufficient detail to allow a Physics graduate to understand it.

Good heavens. For a nonhuman paired with a human physics graduate, this
is a superintelligence test, not an AGI test.

RGE Corp. made some audacious claims, but this isn't fair even to them.

Making some allowance for hype, I think that a fair challenge to RGE, or
any other commercial AGI company, is handing them a task sufficiently
far beyond state-of-the-art that they could beat up Google if they
succeeded. Say, scoring above 1000 on the SAT - though maybe that's
still much too difficult.

Dan Clemmensen wrote on 2002.03.01:
> Arthur T. Murray wrote:
>> Now that Technological Singularity has arrived in the form of
>> -- Robot Seed AI --
>> you all deserve this big Thank_You for your successful work.
> Sorry, Arthur, but I'd guess that there is an implicit rule
> about announcement of an AI-driven singularity: the announcement
> must come from the AI, not the programmer. Now if you claim to
> be a composite human/AI based SI, the rules are different:
> I personally would expect the announcement in some unmistakable form
> such as e.g. a message in letters of fire written on the face
> of the moon.

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

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