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