Re: Neurons vs. Transistors (IA vs. AI)

Paul Hughes (
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 23:36:24 -0700

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> Paul Hughes wrote:
> >
> > **Since no one has actually built or designed a theoretical human-level AI, how can
> > anyone possibly claim what it takes to build one? This seems completely absurd
> > to the point of self-contradiction! As so many are fond of saying around here -
> > extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.
> Hello-oo-o?

Read it, re-read it, has potential, been there, done that. A design is just a design. The real question is - will it work? You don't know that, you can't prove it, because until it actually *is* working, you have no proof. At this point it's nothing more than a self-consistent piece of computational and logical poetry. Interesting, original, fun to read, but utterly useless until it can actually be applied to *do* something.

Paul Hughes