Re: answers I'd like from an SI

From: Rolf Nelson (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2007 - 19:05:55 MST

On Nov 10, 2007 9:26 AM, Wei Dai <> wrote:

> One of the things I'd like most from a friendly SI is answers to certain
> questions. If I meet an SI and it can't answer these questions or at least
> explain why they can't be answered, I would be really disappointed. But
> it's
> hard to imagine how an optimization process can answer them (unless the
> answers are programmed into it, or it's doing something like "search for
> the
> string that maximizes intellectual satisfaction for the questioner"),
> which
> makes me think that intelligence != optimization process. Does anyone have
> a
> counterargument?

I don't think I agree, but unless you have a falsifiable objective
statement, I won't try to make any counter-arguments. :-)


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