From: Matt Mahoney (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Nov 29 2008 - 09:52:21 MST
--- On Sat, 11/29/08, Philip Hunt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 2008/11/28 J. Andrew Rogers <email@example.com>:
> > 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)?
> Surely Lisp is more paradigm-agile than Python, because if Lisp
> doesn't support a paradigm, you can extend it until it does, using
Hey, I know you are all eager to start hacking some code for your self improving seed AI that will launch a singularity next week. How about taking a step back and thinking about what you want to do before starting a religious war over languages. Is it
AGI -> automation of human labor -> knowledge of 10^10 human brains -> 10^16 lines of code at US$100 per line?
AGI -> self replicating nanobots -> Dyson sphere of gray goo -> human extinction/evolution into non DNA based life?
AGI -> SHRDLU + ELIZA?
If it's the latter you want, the choice of language might actually matter.
-- Matt Mahoney, firstname.lastname@example.org
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