Re: Near-Term Futility of AI Research

Gina Miller (
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 23:32:51 PDT

I have been reading over some of your web page text (you are extremely intelligent) and am curious as to what sort of approach or activities you are involved in along the subject matter lines? Gina "Nanogirl" Miller

>From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
>Subject: Re: Near-Term Futility of AI Research
>Date: 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
>it will ever need.
>Eliezer Yudkowsky.
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
>Disclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
>everything I think I know.

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