ANNOUNCE: Announcement of new self-aware-AI mailing list

Menno Rubingh (
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 14:37:18 +0100 (MET)

Dear Transhumanists:

I herewith take the liberty to announce the recent start of a new mailing list called
                ``The Artificial Intelligence Research Club''

This mailing list will discuss how to practically construct an AI that should become self-aware.

The purpose of the mailing list is to serve as a sounding board, and as a medium to exchange technical information and through which possibly to construct individual cooperations, to people who are themselves engaged in constructing (parts of) a self-aware AI.

Anyone already working on constructing (parts of) a self-aware AI is hereby *warmly* invited to join the mailing list.

The mailing list will, it is hoped, contribute to each subscriber's own, individual, activities in the field of AI. It is intended as the information-exchange portion of a kind of ''research group'', but there is no formal ''research institution'' behind it claiming ownership of any idea posted on the mailing list.

The mailing list is not intended to discuss the morality or any political issues related to a possible self-aware AI. People who think that it is morally 'bad' that people should think about constructing a self-aware AI, are urged *not* to subscribe to the mailing list.

To subscribe to the mailing list,
For more information on the ``The AI Research Club'', or on where to find information about it on the Web, contact Clint or me by email. Please feel free to inform anyone who might be interested in cooperating in the ``The AI Research Club'' discussion group of the existence of the mailing list.

Best regards,

Menno Rubingh,

Scientific programmer, Software designer, & Software documentation writer Doelenstraat 62, 2611 NV Delft, Netherlands phone +31 15 2146915 (answering machine backup) email