Re: Changing the value system of FAI

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue May 09 2006 - 16:18:46 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
>> No system can be designed which is able to optimise it's own source code.
>> I would have thought that Godel's Incompleteness Theorem would have made
>> that abundantly clear.
> Godel's Theorem places limitations on self-understanding,
> self-optimization and goal-directed self-modification, but it
> certainly does not prevent these things

Ben, would you care to state what limitations you believe Godel's
Theorem places?

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

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