From: Philip Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Nov 29 2008 - 10:05:41 MST
2008/11/29 Matt Mahoney <email@example.com>:
> --- 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.
I have no idea what point you are trying to make.
-- Philip Hunt, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments. See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
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