From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 10 2006 - 20:45:57 MDT
> This doesn't necessarily impose important real-world limitations
> because, as I remarked earlier with the bridge analogy, an engineer
> operates within the subspace of systems that knowably work.
Yes, I understand this point... and I remember we've been over this before ;-)
I don't think the analogy of bridges is a very good one, because the
important aspects of bridges can be understood to within a high degree
of approximation by models with much lower algorithmic information
than the human brain ... whereas the important aspects of superhuman
AI's may well not be understandable to within a high degree of
approximation by models with lower algorithmic information than the
My intuition is that important real-world limitations *will* exist. I
suspect that "being provably Friendly by a much stupider system" is
going to prove a verrry profound constraint on the amount of
intelligence a system can achieve given a fixed amount of resources.
But I don't know how to prove this...
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