Re: IA vs. AI was: longevity vs singularity

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Fri, 30 Jul 1999 10:05:33 -0500

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky writes:
> > synchronization, what *I* will be doing with will -
> > hell, even Eugene Leitl's genetic algorithm would Transcend at that
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> Hah! *That* is coming from a conservative-AI believer boy!
> > point. Douglas Lenat could just rerun EURISKO. *Spreadsheet* programs

I don't know if this is some kind of deranged running gag, or Eugene is running multiple versions, all of whom need separate explanations, but, for the record, yet again: I do not believe in conservative AI. Not everyone who refuses to believe in neural networks believes in conservative AI. The people who've been doing AI over the last fifty years, and have partitioned it into classical and connectionist, did not exactly exhaust the problem space. Classical and connectionist AI are simply two sides of the same coin.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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