Re: [sl4] FAI development within academia.

From: Vladimir Nesov (
Date: Wed Feb 25 2009 - 04:50:00 MST

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 4:49 AM, Roko Mijic <> wrote:
> Talking to mainstream AI guys about this subject ... is usually a
> painful demonstration of human irrationality and cognitive bias as
> they execute a search for plausible arguments concluding that only
> narrow AI research is worth doing.

They may just be right in some cases. The problem is in making a
connection, understanding why a particular well-grounded area in
inference algorithms or whatever is expected to move beyond narrow AI
if you push it hard enough in the right direction. And understanding
such connection may be done within academia, if you have a strong
enough hunch for where to look.

Vladimir Nesov

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jul 17 2013 - 04:01:04 MDT