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46 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 March 2008 01:59AM

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Comment author: Silas 17 March 2008 03:04:24PM 1 point [-]

Eliezer: Not be a troll that gets banned from O/B or anything, but ... you still didn't explain how you believe that you're wearing socks, because you didn't explain how you recognized socks in the image in your visual cortex (or wherever that step takes place). That is an extremely difficult object recognition problem, and if you really know how you are able to recognize, in images, all the objects that you personally are capable of recognizing (and in your example, that would be not just socks, but your leg, the underlying foot, the floor, the table, etc.), then I will personally attend the ceremonies for all the awards you're going to collect for solving that problem.

Last time, someone posted a link to a paper claiming to solve character recognition, but that still doesn't accomplish what Eliezer is capable of when he sees socks.