> Therefore, we would like to bring together a group of experts from various backgrounds to discuss the role of mathematical reasoning ability towards the path of demonstrating general artificial intelligence.
This no doubt will be a major breakthrough 'towards
the path', but I have the sense from history, my own experience observing these type group's behavior in current year, and the general agenda of the corporate-controlled media that all the focus in any announcement towards success with this will likely be promoting very heavily the one following word:
The spin and hyperbole machines will all be in overdrive proclaiming
"SCIENTISTS but not the engineers who actually built the thing :^) ACHIEVE MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH
Better than human intelligence created in the lab
Even if they manage to breakdown a few general principles and manage a specified mathematical reasoning ability as a result -- it does no such thing as show 'better than human intelligence'. I realize this is just a presupposition (though a quite likely one IMO), and therefore a strawman. But there are already lots
of things in the real world that can out-perform humans; cardinal birds & commercial jets for instance.
But there is far, far, more to being a human being than simply figuring out that 2 + 2 = 4
, or even F = ma
. In line with the general materialist world-view of most of these spin-doctors, I'm confident enough they almost all will proclaim (ironically enough, in this case) that "None of that other stuff means 'being a human'. It's just Darwin."
Mark my words.
Thanks Anon. I hope they succeed at this and keep the results actually
open-source in deed
(not just word as with the OpenAI team). It will be a nice advancement of our goals if they do.