Re: answers I'd like from an SI

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Wed Nov 14 2007 - 00:03:09 MST

On 14/11/2007, Norman Noman <> wrote:

> Yes, I do think a godlike intelligence could improve on these methods,
> tremendously. The performance you can squeak out of even simple
> systems is often mind-boggling. The way a superintelligence would
> teach a kid to read, if efficiency was its only goal, would be like a
> videogame speedrun, an antenna produced by evolutionary algorythms, a
> busy beaver turing machine, and a langford basilisk all rolled into
> one. It would appear to be insane. And it would be impossibly fast.

Having done that trick, could it then teach a dog to read, or tell a
joke so funny that everyone who hears it dies laughing?

Stathis Papaioannou

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