RE: Safety of brain-like AGIs

From: Amara D. Angelica (
Date: Wed Feb 28 2007 - 16:25:39 MST

I've been looking for comprehensive metrics for, and data on software
complexity, complexity of the human brain, predictability and reliability of
complex software, and the ability and predictability/reliability of
programmers and users to understand, design, debug, modify, maintain, and
use complex software. There are metrics such as Source Lines of Code and
Cyclomatic complexity
(, but I'm not
convinced they are adequate. A broader (and more complex) issue is metrics
for human-machine system and organizational system complexity,
predictability, and reliability. One common engineering metric, MTBF, for
example, may be relevant.

I welcome all suggestions. This may be relevant to the current discussion.

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