Joe Jenkins wrote:
> From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Also, the first-stage neurological transhumans will just create AIs,
> > since it's easier to design a new mind than untangle an evolved one.
> By "design a new mind", do you mean evolve a new mind using genetic
No, I mean that someone has to sit down and think until he understands what the brain does and how, and then deliberately program it into a computer.
> If so, why would that be easier to untangle?
It wouldn't, which is why I specifically say in "Coding a Transhuman AI" that neural networks should be used as a last resort.
> Also, why
> must the naturally evolved mind be completely untangled rather than
> just the interfaces?
So that basic improvements can be made, not just surface links to pocket calculators.
> And why can't the naturally evolved mind be
> uploaded and evolved further using genetic algorithms - a starting
> point for the GA?
Uploading requires nanotechnology on such a high level that someone has long since reduced the Earth to a boiling puddle of goo.
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