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13 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 November 2008 09:10AM

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Comment author: Philip_Hunt 26 November 2008 02:13:22AM 1 point [-]

Eliezer Yudkowsky: EURISKO may still be the most sophisticated self-improving AI ever built

Why is that, do you think? Eurisko was written a quarter-century ago, and is not exactly obscure. Have people not tried to build a better Eurisko, or have they tried and failed?

Comment author: VAuroch 23 December 2013 07:44:15AM 1 point [-]

I think Eurisko actually is obscure, though it may not have been at the time. I've never heard any other reference to it.

Comment author: private_messaging 23 December 2013 10:27:48AM *  1 point [-]

In my experience with people in humanities, output strings like "_unimportant old publication_ may still be the most comprehensive writing on the topic of XYZ" are seldom a product of some sort of familiarity with said publication or the topic of XYZ.