[ExI] self-improving AI

samantha sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Jun 19 08:36:31 UTC 2008

Michael Anissimov wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com 
> <mailto:stefano.vaj at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     So, are you suggesting that we should drop human enhancement efforts
>     altogether, and, as our successor, concentrate exclusively on the
>     development of a self-improving AI?
> I see self-improving AI as potentially the easiest path to make 
> radical (and safe) human enhancement available to everyone.  You've 
> been a transhumanist for a while -- is this idea new?
Self improving is definitely needed.  Many of us are less certain as to 
whether an autonomous AI approach is better than (more likely to lead to 
a happy outcome for us) than increasingly enhanced self-improving 
humans.    I have nothing against autonomous AIs of course but I 
strongly hope that we cyborgs incorporate AI technologies, rebuld or 
build new bodies and upload.   I hesitate to count on the 
goodness/interest of radically self-improving autonomous AIs alone to 
give it all to us.

- samantha

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