Re: SITE: Coding a Transhuman AI 2.0a

From: Matt Gingell (
Date: Sun May 21 2000 - 10:53:02 MDT

Dan wrote:

>Eliezer's coding cortex would write Flare code, according to
>specifications given by the rest of the AI. It would be analogous to
>the automatic internal brain mechanism which we use to form
>syntactically correct English sentences given some conditions in other
>parts of the brain. (Assuming that such a mechanism exists in us in
>the first place.)
>In short, it would serve the function we pay programmers to do today.

It sounds more like what we write compilers to do: An automaton which
takes specifications for programs in some rigorously defined language,
C for instance, and churns out the code for us.

In Common Lisp there's a standard library function 'compile' which
takes a piece of Lisp code and returns a handle to a compiled
function. This is one of the many reasons Lisp is the coolest language
ever. (And why Lisp compiler vendors insist on runtime licenses...)


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