Edward W. Porter writes:> To Matt Mahoney. > Your 9/30/2007 8:36 PM post referred to mine in reply to Derek Zahn and > implied RSI > (which I assume from context is a reference to Recursive Self Improvement) is > necessary for general intelligence. > So could you, or someone, please define exactly what its meaning is? Thanks for asking this question, I was just going to do so myself. If I am generally intelligent then I must be able to recursively self improve, even though all I can do is change some parameters in a particular neural structure. But that's just learning (even if it is learning better ways to learn). I don't think that sort of learning is what gives Singularitarians nightmares about AGI going BOOM a few days after birth, so defining what we mean and what we're actually afraid of could be very useful.
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