[extropy-chat] Fools building AIs (was: Tyranny in place)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Oct 5 06:50:38 UTC 2006

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 12:10:19PM +1000, Olie Lamb wrote:

>    The key word there being _independent_
>    Otherwise, I wouldn't share quite so much... uh... "optimism".
>    The emergence fairy might not do much with raw data, but I can't prove
>    that {AGI can't be built from lots of separate (incomplete)
>    tools/narrow AI bits / other stuff}, and that an idiot with only dodgy

I'm pretty certain that a heap of man-made blocks which weren't designed
for emergence will never remain anything but a random pile of legos.

>    rationality might try to do just that.  Possibly not a problem for
>    now, but maybe a problem in a decade or several.
>    That's the idiot-at-Google.Inc scenario that I worry about.

The only advantage of Google is lots of hardware, and the 20% rule.

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