Re: Mike Perry's work on self-improving AI

J. R. Molloy (
Wed, 8 Sep 1999 09:11:12 -0700

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <>
>if we really have perfect memories
>stored, why haven't such selection pressures resulted in perfect

Because perfect performers (with full time photographic memory) have difficulty with creativity, innovation, and abstract learning -- aptitudes which enhance the ability to solve new problems. Selection pressures attenuate perfect memory in favor of problem solving capability.