Re: Who's Afraid of the SI?

Dan Clemmensen (
Sat, 15 Aug 1998 12:14:16 -0400

Bryan Moss wrote:
> Even the most advanced SI doesn't have to be a
> problem; it would take a huge amount of work to
> make a SI even the slightest bit dangerous.

You argument seems to be that the AI is embedded in infospace, and is therefore at one remove from the "reality" that humans inhabit. You therefore feel that the AI is not dangerous in a "real" sense.

I don't buy this at all. First, the AI can be very destructive in infospace, for examnple by taking over the financial system or the mass media. second, the AI can easily operate in real space even with today's technology, and can readily design and implement even better robotic technology.

Why do you feel that the AI is further removed from "reality" than your own intelligence is?