Re: CONC Re: Bill Joy again

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 20:45:25 MST

Hmm actually (if I can speak for SIAI) we find that all this crap Joy
has sparked is helping us quite a bit when it comes to approaching
potential sponsors. They've already heard about a lot of the issues, and
the issues have been "legitimatized" through his efforts to bash them.

I mean, if you tried to talk to some wealthy person or organization a
couple of years ago about AIs taking over the world, they would give you
a funny look, and that would be the end of it. Nowadays things are changing.

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> Samantha Atkins wrote:
> > Unfortunately the rest of us have our work cut out for us by his
> > efforts.
> Yup. But it was going to be somebody. *Sigh* "Time to get cracking."

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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