From: Wei Dai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 13 2007 - 22:35:44 MST
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
>> I agree. Now explain all this to Marcus Hutter.
> Do you know if Marcus believe that his AIXI model captures all aspects of
> intelligence, or just that most well-defined AI problems can be formalized
> and "solved" in the AIXI model? Have you discussed this issue with him
Curiously, I found that SIAI's own position seems closer to the former than
the latter. Quoting from
Theoretical computer scientists such as Marcus Hutter and Juergen
Schmidhuber, in recent years, have developed a rigorous mathematical theory
of artificial general intelligence (AGI). While this work is revolutionary,
it has its limitations. Most of its conclusions apply only to AI systems
that use a truly massive amount of computational resources ¨C more than we
could ever assemble in physical reality.
What needs to be done, in order to create a mathematical theory that is
useful for studying the self-modifying AI systems we will build in the
future, is to scale Hutter and Schmidhuber¡¯s theory down to deal with AI
systems involving more plausible amounts of computational resources.
I may be quoting that a bit out of context, but I think it illustrates that
even SIAI may be underestimating the amount of work that needs to be done
for the AI-based approach to a positive Singularity to work. I guess either
that, or Eliezer and Ben have different opinions on the subject.
BTW, I still remember the arguments between Eliezer and Ben about
Friendliness and Novamente. As late as January 2005, Eliezer wrote:
> And if Novamente should ever cross the finish line, we all die. That is
> what I believe or I would be working for Ben this instant.
I'm curious how that debate was resolved?
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