Re: [isml] Making HAL Your Pal (fwd)

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 20:46:47 MDT

Also, simply taking the time to read Friendly AI, think about it, and
provide us some useful feedback would be great. Maybe we should offer
prizes to anyone who can provide a comment that gets implemented into it.
Free lunch next time you're in Atlanta? :-)

Mitchell Porter wrote:
> If anyone really wants to volunteer their services to seed AI,
> and is impatient for a set of marching orders, they always
> have the option of setting out on their own. In my opinion,
> the more people who do that the better, because the people who
> do that have to think about how the task-as-a-whole might be
> accomplished, and so they'll be better equipped to contribute
> if and when a seed-AI *team* does get off the ground.
> And if you need a blueprint to get started, CaTAI exists,
> even if the specs for Flare do not. I would urge the people
> who are keen to code *now* to think of a functional subsystem
> (i.e. a module) that a seed AI would have to have, and try
> to code such a subsystem, in the language of their choice.
> I don't see how the effort could be a waste, no matter what
> happens.
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Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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