ask us questions on ambiguous points and whatnot

Everything is ambiguous and this would slow it down too much.

"ambiguity" is a continuous parameter. Your sentence doesn't have enough ambiguousness for it to pass the threshold after which I would refer to it as "ambigious", but it probably doesn't mean exactly the same thing to me as it does to you.

Given sufficiently good language-understanding, world-modeling, and human-thought-intuiting algorithms (human-thought-intuiting perhaps to a large degree being implied by language-understanding and/or world-modeling), it seems like an AGI could interpret your sentence as well as I do if not better. You could configure it with some ambiguousness threshold beyond which it would ask for clarification.

More "Stupid" Questions

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read31st Jul 2013498 comments


This is a thread where people can ask questions that they would ordinarily feel embarrassed for not knowing the answer to. The previous "stupid" questions thread went to over 800 comments in two and a half weeks, so I think it's time for a new one.