From: Michael Anissimov (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 29 2006 - 21:05:26 MDT
> Humans, like a car as an example of *a* thing that transports people, are just one
> of many possible implementation of intelligence. If someone wanted to build a
> machine whose purpose would be to have intelligence, what would its "engine", "the
> mechanism for transferring motion", and the "structure that houses all the parts of
> machine" be?
Mainly, sequence prediction:
Coupled with a utility function, perceptual apparatus, and a set of
heuristics for preference ordering.
If you want the intelligence to be capable of self-modification, you
also need a reflective decision theory.
-- Michael Anissimov Lifeboat Foundation http://lifeboat.com http://acceleratingfuture.com/michael/blog
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