Re: `friendly AI' research (was: Re: JOIN THE EXI)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Oct 25 2000 - 01:14:59 MDT

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

That's one.

>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.)

Damien Broderick

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