Re: Artilects & stuff

den Otter (
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 00:31:10 +0200

> From: Spike Jones <>

> Which team should one join if one believes artilects are dangerous as
> all hell but which cannot be stopped indefinitely, therefore they must
> be carefully developed by responsible and ethical people?

Responsible and ethical people would probably use Asimov's robotics laws to control the AI, which may or may not work (probably not). How the AI evolves may very well be "fundamentally" beyond our control. So...I'd join the *uploading* team if you have serious future plans. Load me up, Scotty!

> From: J. R. Molloy <>

> Since government has (already) taken the side of the "Cosmists," and will
> try to both develop and contain AI and SI, I think it most extropic to make
> friends with ultra-intelligent machines now (neo-Luddite alarmists
> notwithstanding).

How do you want to do that? Do you, like, know any ultra-intelligent machines personally? ;-)