[p2p-research] is the mind a computer

J. Andrew Rogers reality.miner at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 17:48:44 CET 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 5:42 AM, Ryan Lanham <rlanham1963 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was just pointed to a dissertation by Shane Legg called Machine Super
> Intelligence.  It is a doctoral dissertation from the University of
> Lugano--I know neither the author, the school, the advisors or the
> content...but I am going to give it a skim.  Maybe some current leading
> sources emerge, etc.  If so, I will report to this list.  The first quote is
> from the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, so those inclined against such
> views probably can surmise the author's bias.

Shane Legg is one of the top academics working in algorithmic
information theory, and is particularly well-known for his work on
formalizing intelligence. He is about as credible a source as exists;
his doctoral thesis post-dates a number of other influential papers,
and he has been working in the field for about a decade.

The two other academics most associated with this area of mathematics
are Jürgen Schmidhuber and Marcus Hutter.  All three of these guys are
widely cited in this domain.

J. Andrew Rogers

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