From: William Pearson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 19 2008 - 15:25:43 MDT
2008/6/19 Stuart Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> This is not recursive self-improvement. It does not become better at
>> getting better.
> True. But we can set up something that becomes better at getting
> better - just take any program, cripple it, and add a subroutine that
> removes the crippling, then cripple the subroutine in a way that still
> allows it to act on itself. If we set it up right, the pace of
> self-improvement picks up.
I think this violates the criterion Matt gave originally "It would
also not include simulations where agents receiving external
information on how to improve themselves. They have to figure it out
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