Re: _Going Inside: A Tour Round a Single Moment of Consciousness_, John McCrone

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Apr 14 2001 - 19:57:06 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> I don't think this sounds like Eliezer, because he doesn't want get a
> degree in the area he's pursuing, creating an artificial intelligence.

I'd love a degree if I could get it in a month instead of eight years.
Otherwise, it's just not worth it. Academic AI, as AI, is not very
advanced. If I were to get a doctorate, which I probably never will
(unless it's an honorary one), I would make it a doctorate in cognitive

> Also, he doesn't seem to think much of neuroscience, at least judging from
> his post history.

Where on *Earth* do you get this idea? I don't think much of neural nets;
I think the world of functional neuroanatomy, computational neurology,
cognitive pathology, and so on.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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