Re: Six theses on superintelligence

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 14:25:17 MST

scerir wrote:

> Mitchell Porter wrote:
> S.. this is what I want a general theory of self-enhancement to tell me - in
> what sort of environments will you *always* need domain-specific modules
> that do something more than consult the Omega module? Maybe this will even
> prove to be true in the majority of environments.
> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> A very interesting question. I'll have to think hard on that one, it seems
> to relate to some of my own issues with how to set learning parameters
> dependent on the information learned from the environment.
> Are these possible hints?
> Intensional (indexical) logic is the study of things whose value (or
> meaning) depends on a context (indexes) such as times or spaces (in general:
> possible worlds). This type of logic was originally developed by Kripke,
> Carnap, Montague (and others) to understand natural language (indexical
> semantics).
> The relaxation method is an iterative method by which a n-dimensional field
> of values settles down to a stable solution. On each iteration the new
> value, at a given grid point, is the average of the current values on the
> surrounding grid points. The potential is therefore an intensional quantity.
> (Lucid, i.e., was the first intensional software).
> - scerir

I have heard about indexicality and made some ideas about it, and read a paper
(the paper about it) on the Internet after I searched for the word.

Indexicality is a way to order things, it's equivalent to categorizing or
ontologizing things.


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