Comment on Bizarre Systems

Thu, Sep 16, 2010
I really liked this talk, thanks a lot for sharing it!

You want to work on AGI?

You have no choice. In Bizarre Domains like AGI, Model Free Methods are REQUIRED.

You need to moderate the reductionist stance you acquired in your education and add the ability to adopt a Holistic stance as needed.

This "holistic shift" is a serious personal paradigm shift and may take months to years. Success is not certain.

Anyone have any guesses towards fast-tracking these kind of paradigm shifts? I can think of some, I just want to have a laugh if anyone knows exactly what I'm talking about.

"Don't expect future godlike AGI to save us humans from all our problems. It's up to us and machines a lot like us" Well said :)

Douglas Engelbart, inventor of many of the interfaces that we're communicating through right now (Such as the mouse), meeting with Marvin Minksy back in the 60s at Stanford, who was a field AI researcher, when told by Minsky about how he was going to create intelligent machines, had this to say, and it's one of my favorite quotes right now:

"You're going to do all that for the machines? What are you going to do for the people?"