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36 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 November 2007 07:58AM

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Comment author: Ian_Maxwell 12 June 2008 08:38:54PM 2 points [-]

This old post led me to an interesting question: will AI find itself in the position of our fictional philosophers of addition? The basic four functions of arithmetic are so fundamental to the operation of the digital computer that an intelligence built on digital circuitry might well have no idea of how it adds numbers together (unless told by a computer scientist, of course).