Re: Maximizing results of efforts Re: Mainstreaming

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 15:07:51 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Wed, 2 May 2001, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > I don't mind debating with AI skeptics, but I prefer to debate
> > with skeptics whose arguments reflect deeper thought.
> I agree. *plonk*

PLONK? You spend four years flaming me for being insufficiently
experienced and not having gone direct to implementation, and then Ben
Goertzel comes along and you KILLFILE him? Well, I'm glad to see the
reaction I could have expected from you if I'd actually gone along with
your recommendations!

I guess this just confirms my original take on your proposal; the people
who currently flame me for not having a doctorate or not having source
code are the same people who would be flaming me just as virulently for
not having twenty years experience if I did spend five years getting a
doctorate, or who'll be flaming me for having the wrong source code in a
couple of years.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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