Re: Is GAC Friendly?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Jul 04 2001 - 10:45:47 MDT

From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
> Molloy, GAC has nothing to do with AI. Zero, zip, nada. It is not on the
> track to seed AI or Friendliness. There is no point at all to testing
> it. If one person enters the pixel "Is it Friendly to help humans? Yes."
> and someone else later enters the pixel "Is it Friendly to turn humans
> into sawdust? Yes.", GAC will see no contradiction. GAC is dumber than
> Cyc, dumber than Eliza, dumber than an SQL database, dumber than a
> tic-tac-toe search tree, and on roughly the same intellectual level as a
> sack of nails. GAC defines a new nadir of AI. It is a whole quantum
> level dumber than the worst AI programs of the 1950s while sacrificing
> nothing in hype.

I'm afraid you're right about that. Please excuse the error of posting to the
list about this bogus project. The promoters of this hype are un-responsive
and/or evasive when queried.

Thank you for the reality check.

Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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