In a message dated 99-11-24 21:47:48 EST, you write:
<< Human brains have millions of years of evolution behind them. The only
thing that makes it remotely possible to match that immense evolutionary investment with a few years of programming is the recursive-redesign capability of seed AI, reinvesting the dividends of intelligence. I guarantee you that the first artificial intelligence smart enough to matter will be a seed AI, because doing it without seed AI will take at least another twenty years and hundreds or thousands of times as much labor. --
email@example.com Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/tmol-faq/meaningoflife.html Running on BeOS Typing in Dvorak Programming withPatterns >>
I agree, it will likely take longer and more labor to build a truly impressive AI than to grow one using a seed AI.