Re: AI:This is how we do it

From: John Grigg (
Date: Tue Feb 19 2002 - 02:30:52 MST

Eliezer wrote:
Furthermore, the terminology I do use (especially recently) is drawn more from
the "brain science" end of cognitive science than the "computer science" end.
So even where I use standard terminology, such as "complex functional
adaptation", and cite a source, such as Tooby and Cosmides 1992, the average
AI guy may not recognize it (although the average brain science guy certainly

I thought now many AI researchers were drawing a great deal of inspiration from the neurosciences? Or is it only a handful? And aren't there quite a number of books written on this subject? Perhaps it is just too hard for most researchers to be really well-trained in both "brain science" and "computer science."

you continue:
In truth, I suspect that the new paper, howsoever conforming to the standards
of academia, will still be harder to read than plain old informal GISAI,
especially since my goal for this paper is a more complete explanation tied
into existing theory, rather than a simpler and more approachable explanation.

I think there are two problems here. One is that as some have said, you lack formal college training, academic experience, and degree(s). The second and much larger difficulty I believe is that you are a man ahead of his time. It may take awhile for the rest of the world to catch up to you.

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