Re: AI done here cheap (was: Re: Luddites are everywhere!)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 21:48:35 MST

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> That is interesting information. So the pressure will be on for Eli
> in May. Even in disguise, I think we will recognize the memes
> unless he is totally silent (and somehow I don't expect that to
> be the case...) :-)

Whoa! Let's be clear about one thing: I am not showing up at this
conference to talk about AI. I am showing up at this conference to talk
about the Singularity, a subject on which, as far as I know, I have
written more - and more specific - material than anyone else in the
world. I shouldn't need to touch on the subject of AI-as-science except
to talk about (A) self-improvement curves and (B) goal systems, both of
which I've been known to analyze in quantitative terms. If anyone wants
to challenge my credentials as a Singularitarian, they can check my
qualities against the Singularitarian Principles, which I wrote, or ask
about it on the Singularitarian mailing list, which I moderate.

--      Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

                 Member, Extropy Institute
           Senior Associate, Foresight Institute

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