Re: teach your AI to sign

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 14:15:32 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Actually, I've lately been wondering whether thoughts really need to be
> implemented as conceptual structures, or if that's just a human thing
> derived from the coevolution of consciousness and communication. If the
> latter, it won't be easy to make the AI's stream of consciousness
> human-readable.

If thoughts are not implemented as conceptual structures then how are
they implemented? Also please give your working definition of

> Good point about humans possibly learning to talk in sentences before
> learning to talk in words...

I doubt this. Most babies I've seen begin by pointing at particular
things and saying a word. Then phrases. But this is anecdotal.

- samantha

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