Re: JOIN, META: Modularity and mehtodology

From: Russell Wallace (
Date: Sun Feb 25 2007 - 20:22:33 MST

On 2/25/07, Joshua Fox <> wrote:
> Contemporary serious AGI efforts (in my layperson's understanding ) are
> indeed modular and layered, but they do not attempt to reproduce the full
> functionality of the modules on the level of, e.g., a dog or chimp brain
> before going for a (super)human mind, and I wonder why not.

Some are; that's the approach people like Brooks are taking. Of course a dog
or chimp is very far beyond present day technology, but they've had nonzero
success with insect-type abilities, e.g. Roomba.

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