first off: I like your idea about an FAQ. will definitely work on that ASAP. 1) it's the first project (AFAIK) that claims to have derived a complete and implementable software design. opencog etc. are still in the research phase - but I am in the construction phase. --> this project is further along than any other (public?) strong AI project 2) the NLP problem for one thing. but probably various others. I'm not familiar with the list of "unsolved" problems. also, same as I said here: http://www.reddit.com/r/artificial/comments/25z4pn/i_believe_i_have_solved_ai/chm4zi3 --> do you have a list handy of such problems that I could look at? 3) i've already written a good amount of exploratory code (over a years worth) in this paradigm, in different languages, and i've not encountered any "problems" - except the usual. so my intuition is, I will not encounter any problems. I have the same confidence in all the major parts of the design, as in the parts I have already written. I didn't write them in some specific order from most to least complex - only following the order of dependence between the components, and just arbitrarily focussing on one thing or another at a time, while I was still researching the rest. I don't see why one part of the design should have problems that don't pop up in the other parts: all the sub-algorithms use the same graph representation, and apply the same kind of transforms. It would really surprise me, if there was a hidden mechanism that would make it so. There is no complexity explosion in the runtime behavior, as best as I can tell. --> in other words: it works on paper. 4) I can illustrate solutions to most things, but it's best to do it in the code directly. what one needs to get a sense of, I think, is that solutions are possible in this paradigm. I will try to present some examples from various domains of thought, and how they are solved by the system at runtime.. --> hopefully I can come up with some diagrams that will make it intuitive. 5) if I get the funding I need, we'll be achieving the Singularity / Transcendence around that time.
> if I get the funding I need, we'll be achieving the Singularity / Transcendence around that time. You propose to release a fully functioning intelligence without first testing it within a limited environment? This is incredibly risky, even if you are capable alone, of doing what has eluded an entire field of scientists, programmers and researchers for well over 40 years. I think many people would be encouraged to fund you if you could show a proof of concept AI system displaying intelligence inside of a constrained environment.
@ForauntO No, we intend to finish the development in a silo, with a moving wall on the code. However, this will not be of an issue until much later. We want there to be international competition about reaching the finish line.
A race to completing AI sounds even riskier! if there were large stakes for the participants (and they are the largest stakes!) this might encourage the taking of shortcuts.