Why Genetic Programming cannot solve the most important AI problem

In a comment to my last post, Upgrade Zero One A asks: I was wondering what your opinion was on John Koza’s work specifically (Invention Machine)and Genetic Programming in general. Is there any hope that GP could help solve or improve upon existing approaches any of the three areas mentioned? 1. Natural language understanding. 2. Vision, Image/Scene understanding. 3. Creating “consciousness”. Since this excellent question…

The most difficult AI problem?

What do you think is the most difficult AI problem of all? I’m not sure there is even a debate around this, but regardless, I’d like to clarify the issue, at least for my own sake. Here are some candidates, let me know if I missed something important. 1. Natural language understanding. 2. Vision, Image/Scene understanding. 3. Creating “consciousness”. I’m very sure some of you…