[p2p-research] is the mind a computer

Ryan Lanham rlanham1963 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 18:01:33 CET 2009

I've just become to read it because skimming proved useful.  I'm also
looking at his web and blog...both informative.  He certainly doesn't much
cite mainstream AI people much...almost like this is the rise of a new
thread.  There must be a story behind where these guys have come
from...these things usually don't materialize out of the blue.


On 11/12/09, J. Andrew Rogers <reality.miner at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> realityminer.blogspot.com

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