Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Oh, we can't program it properly? But a 100 kCPU machine can shuffle
> opcodes damn quickly, 24 h/day, 365 d/year. Despite all the Kozas of
> this world, we cannot mutate assembler opcodes in a nonbrittle
> manner. However, nothing prevents us from making a robust mutator
> function our fitness goal. Find the code which mutates the machine
> code without breaking it too often. Feed back the best performing
> mutation function specimens back into the population searching for the
> best mutation function. (Did somebody just said
> "autocatalysis"?). Mix, stir, repeat until done.
Okay, so it's a damn big pattern-catcher, but it's still just a pattern-catcher. I don't think AI is that simple. It sounds large, in absolute terms, but relative to what already exists:
If intelligence was that simple, rats would be sentient.
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