On Saturday, October 26, 2013 5:29:46 AM UTC-4, telmo_menezes wrote:
> > Couldn't there just be a routine that traps the error of believing they 
> are 
> > intelligent? 
> In parallel to Bruno's reply, one problem I see with naif AI is one 
> that you may sympathise with: it is mostly built with symbols that are 
> directly imported from humans. So if there is some 
> "isIntelligent(self)" function that it can call, this is already too 
> naif, you turned the thing into a mindless parrot. 

The routine need not choke the entire program, just act as an alert. It 
doesn't have to become a parrot, we can just put canaries in some of its 
coal mines.

> Real AI will be able to create its own representations, just like we 
> do. Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation do this to 
> a degree, but are too black-boxy for my (current) taste.  

To me, the issue is not with representation, but presentation.

> > Since you are a machine that understands that believing you are 
> > intelligent is stupid, why do you still have to have a terrestrial hard 
> > life? 
> Maybe the answer is simply: because it's possible. 

Not sure what you mean. 


> Telmo. 

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