[ExI] self-improving AI
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.
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