Re: Cost of AI (was Re: [sl4] FAI development within academia.)

From: Stuart Armstrong (
Date: Fri Feb 27 2009 - 04:36:16 MST

>> That's not Eliezer's point. He's taking issue with your contention
>> that AI is solveable for $1 quadrillion. It would be like Victorian
>> scientist in 1830 saying that "heavier than air flight is solevable
>> for such an amount" or "predicting the weather ten weeks in advance is
>> solveable for such an amount". We don't really have much of a clue of
>> the feasability of AI, so all these cost estimates are
>> pretty much guesswork.
> It doesn't need to be guesswork. My research is focused on answering the question.

>From which I quote:

"Will This Benchmark Lead to AI?

That is not known. I believe that..."

You might get a precise cost for a particualr method, but you need
something more: a clear justification that that method will lead to

Your section Text Compression is Equivalent to AI makes compression
similar to a GLUT, which is a fantastically inefficient method of
creating an AI.


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