Re: IA vs. AI was: longevity vs singularity (fwd)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 07:59:55 -0700 (PDT)

> > ~I missed Extro 3, can you elaborate on this Minsky characterization?
> I was there and found it fairly "interesting". Someone in the audience,
> I believe asked Marvin what he considered to be a stupid question
> (somebody correct me if this is wrong). Marvin's response was, I
> believe, in essence, "That's a stupid question, could you sit
> down so we could move onto the next question". The person refused
> and then things got very loud.

My recollection was that Michael Butler was taking a long time, and Minsky asked him to move on because there was a line behind him of people wanting to ask what would probably be more interesting questions; Mr. Butler continued, and there was some minor heated exchange. Mr. Butler later apologized. I had lunch with Minski and others that day; he was friendly and entertaining.

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