At 06:19 AM 1/7/99 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Bryan Moss [email@example.com] wrote:
>>Several months ago I tried to explain my views on Artificial Intelligence
>>without much success, but I shall persist: We all agree that alien
>>intelligence would be very different to human intelligence,
>I don't. If there are any sentient aliens of a similar technological level
>to us, I think there's probably enough commonality of experience that there
>would be less difference between the average human and average alien than
>between the average human and the average resident of a mental hospital.
I'd second this. The sentient aliens might (would?) have an evolutionary history wildly different than ours, but I'd expect them to be familiar with concepts such as mathematics, economics, game theory and logic. Their *data* (e.g., logical assumptions) may also differ from ours, but I think we'd have the frameworks in common.
Ken Kittlitz http://www.wendigo.comAudeSi Technologies Inc.