But, repeating myself, I’m not speaking of the ONGOING programming. I’m speaking of the impetus and the constraints laid out in the beginning.
Once the ball starts rolling down the hill, does somebody go running alongside it for course corrections?
Probably not, if they understand the layout of the land and gravity and friction and stuff like that.
I’m actually in agreement with you. My concern is the neglect of the initial human programming the initial process. Wolfram can design a perfectly acceptable AI – he’s been doing a fine job of it with his model.
BUT without wolfram, would it do what it does? Without teams of programmer it together in the first place, could it do what it does?
Without his initial theoretical model, could it do a dang thing? Nope. There’s just be a room full of computers with nothing on them.