Re: AI architectures in the 2000s

From: Philip Goetz (
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 09:10:47 MDT

On 8/9/06, Ben Goertzel <> wrote:
> Firstly, the "kitchen sink" metaphor is obviously insulting and inaccurate.

Didn't mean it as insulting. I'm just trying to find a way of
describing architectures with a variety of different types of
components. And I think "kitchen sink" is catchier than

> I actually think that hypothesis is an overgeneralization based on the
> AGIRI workshop, whose participants were largely chosen by me based on
> my own taste (which does run toward integrative approaches)
> As an example, both Robert Hecht-Nielsen and Jeff Hawkins are
> contemporary AI theorists who are selling AGI solutions based on "one
> special trick" which they feel they've discovered.... I tend not to
> like such approaches that much hence the AGIRI workshop which I
> organized did not focus on them ... but they certainly exist and are
> being championed by famous people with more financial backing than
> anyone who presented at the AGIRI workshop...

Thanks, that is very useful input.

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