Re: [sl4] How much do languages matter for AGI programming?

From: Larry (
Date: Fri Nov 28 2008 - 14:36:31 MST

On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:

> How do you know what paradigms are needed for AI? And what about the
> paradigms LISP does not do well? Why not use a more paradigm-agile
> language (e.g. Python)? And why applicative functional languages rather
> than concatenative functional languages, given their comparative
> advantages?
> It all seems so arbitrary.

Ultimately real AI is likely going to be emulating a nervous
system. You arn't going to program knowledge into the AI, your
going to create a program that can learn. Basically its going
to be an interpreter that runs a nervous system. For this purpose
LISP or other "AI languages" would be worse than useless. You'll
want C,C++ or assembly, anything else is just going to get in the
way and slow things down.

How you assemble the "brain" running on top of the low level code,
thats the real challenge.

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