Thursday, 17 April 2014

Chaitin Paradox

A known Chaitin's quote (*) can be succinctly expressed in a short phrase:

       Understanding is programming

According to this statement, this very statement cannot be understood before we can program concepts: understanding and programming. If we were able to program these concepts, then it would be a discovery of true AGI. Hence the paradox is in the fact that its solution is not achievable before Technological Singularity.

(*) ... you understand something only if you can program it. (You, not someone else!) Otherwise you don't really understand it, you only think you understand it.          [emphasis in the original]
                    Gregory Chaitin

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