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

From: G.P. (
Date: Sun Dec 02 2001 - 00:36:11 MST

Well on both sides of the ocean there is private and public funding
for AI. Maybe not as much as for genetic engineering, but I would not
say zero. Perhaps you do not consider the applications that do get
funding, e.g. face recognition, translation, missile guidance, etc. as
Real AI, as in human equivalent or higher sentient systems. But don't
you think current "baby AI" projects can develop components that may
be usefully integrated when the technology for Real AI is available?

On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 02:30:53 -0500, Brian Atkins <>

>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.


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