At 12:14 AM 25/10/00 -0400, Brian wrote:
>Hmm well you've obviously got Eliezer thinking about such stuff, that's
No, he's the one who came up with it, so he's not `getting more awake
regarding' the idea.
>He is working on Ben Goertzel of webmind.com
>And you definitely have people like Minsky
>thinking about these issues since he was there at the recent foresight senior
>associates gathering, and attended Eliezer's talk on friendly AI.
Coff coff. He was in the room, okay. (I see in an another post that Eliezer
doubts Minsky adopted the idea; this doesn't surprise me.)
I doubt the idea would have much appeal to canonical AI researchers, who'd
regard it as precipitate, I think, like horse-and-buggy designers making
sure they put in a windshield secure against going through the sound
barrier. (This is not *my* view, of course.)
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