[ExI] RIP Singularitarianism

A B austriaaugust at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 21 15:57:50 UTC 2007

Well, I contribute to SIAI for 3 principle reasons.
1)Is that I believe that SIAI might quite possibly be
the birthplace of the first powerful AGI, even apart
from the safety considerations. [SIAI seems fiercely
devoted to the task] 2) Is that a generic AGI *does*
seem like an existential risk to me. And one that
could possibly lead to an entirely pointless
(paperclip) future. Maybe I'm wrong... who knows? And
3) Is that I believe that a Friendly-AI would be
preferable to an Indifferent-AI. That's pretty much
the whole story with me.


Jeffrey Herrlich

--- Russell Wallace <russell.wallace at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/21/07, Benjamin Goertzel <ben at goertzel.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > Russell, I'm not sure what problem you have with
> our work?
> None! I probably shouldn't have used wording that
> suggests Novamente falls
> into the same category as e.g. SIAI; as I understand
> it - and you've
> confirmed just now - most of your time is spent on
> actually designing and
> implementing useful software.
> What did get you mentioned in my post was the
> recollection that you
> eventually got sucked into the "a computer is going
> to conquer the world"
> meme to the extent of citing it as a reason for
> declining to open source
> Novamente - correct me if I'm wrong, or if you've
> changed your mind on this
> one.
> (Note that I am not criticizing your decision to
> refrain from releasing your
> code as open source - there are certainly good
> commercial reasons for such a
> decision - only that stated rationale for it.)
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