Re: DiscoveryCh - AI

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Mon Jan 22 2001 - 09:24:09 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote:
>The problem is that much of the discussion about the consequences of
>AI is currently done by AI researchers, and they do not in general
>know much about economics, social systems, philosophy and other
>relevant fields. This makes it common to make simplistic statements,
>and does not further help the discourse. An economist I know simply
>laughed at Hans Moravec's ideas of taxation of AI corporations to
>sustain humans in a wealthy state, for example. We need to see more
>collaboration across the disciplines here.

I have made similar complaints about socially-ignorant futurist
speculation, but taxing AIs doesn't seem crazy to this economist.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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