Re: Gene-engineer superhumans? (was: Re: Selfish Reason To Preserve Chimps)

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 00:30:53 MST

Mark Walker wrote:
> chimp. I agree that this may be all in vain if AI comes along in the
> near-term. I know some are already packing their bags for the singularity.
> (I haven't even done my laundry). Of course the perennial worry is that AI
> will take too long, hence, why we should work on a back-up plan. Obviously

How many millions/billions $ are going into biotech and related fields
right now? Lots. And how many are going into developing Real AI ? Zero.
I don't think we are in any danger yet of spending too much on AI
development. Right now, the eggs are all in the BIO basket AFAICS.

Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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