Re: Near-Term Futility of AI Research

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 00:55:02 -0500

Skye Howard wrote:
> Just wanted to throw out an extremely unqualified
> opinion here.....but maybe the problem with AI
> research is the limited environment that AI's were
> subject to.

Q: What is the most complex, rich, and beautiful environment mankind has ever discovered?
A: Code.

Any AI that can understand its own source code has all the environment it will ever need.

Eliezer Yudkowsky.

--          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
everything I think I know.