RE: How to help create a singularity.

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 08:52:52 MDT

> * Organization
> Building an AI has proven to be something too complicated for a
> small team of
> people working for a year or two. Perhaps it is better to provide
> a framework
> that would allow many people to contribute, without breaking the system.
> Deductive thought is just one subsystem, other subsystems are
> spatial thought,
> classification, clustering, self-analysis, etc.

I hope to be able to release something like this in late 2001... a more
solid & optimized version of the WM AI Engine, which others can add onto as
they wish...

But as I said before, my estimate of how long it will take to turn the
current WM AI Engine into a real AI is 1-3 years with 15-30 people.... The
more the merrier though ;>

> * Ecology
> Living in the real world requires perception, and artificial
> perception is still
> terribly primitive. Until then, it is better to limit the focus
> of the AI on
> software itself. We do not need proper perception: the objective
> for Seed AI is
> to rewrite and improve itself, while acting in a simple world
> (computer), where
> the environment is disk-space ecology, network geography, CPU
> food, and user the
> God.

I don't think the AI system itself is a sufficiently rich perceptual
environment. But fortunately, we have the Net.


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