Re: Skeptic Article about AI

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2007 - 15:21:59 MST

On 3/1/07, Ricardo Barreira <> wrote:

On 2/28/07, Stathis Papaioannou <> wrote:
> > if we knew enough about the brain
> > to build one, adjusting for friendliness (however that might be defined)
> > should be a relatively trivial problem.
> If you know how to build a computer, does that mean you understand how
> it works? For example, does it mean that changing the way it works is
> a "relatively trivial problem"?

It's not guaranteed, but I can't think of a better way, in general, of
learning how something works than pulling it apart and building a working

Stathis Papaioannou

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