[ExI] singularity summit on foxnews
sjatkins at mac.com
Thu Sep 13 06:15:19 UTC 2007
Calling those that point out the dangers of AGI "fear mongers"
immediately denigrates their position. That is not a reasonable
beginning to eliciting thoughtful discussion. Please start again with
a less biased attitude.
Brent Allsop wrote:
> Yes, Eliezer, congratulations.
> This is indeed exciting to see this kind of coverage.
> As a lessor issue, it is still of my opinion that you are making a big
> mistake with what I believe to be mistaken and irrational fear mongering
> about "unfriendly AI" that is hurting the Transhumanist, and the strong
> AI movement. Especially in popular media like this. And apparently,
> I'm not alone in my POV. So far, 100% of the people that have weighed
> in on this issue here at the Canonizer:
> also believe such fear mongering is not good, though for different reasons.
> We discussed this earlier on this list. I seem to remember there were
> several other points of view expressed than currently exists in the
> Canonizer, but I can't remember what they were, or the reasons for such
> beliefs? Wouldn't et be great if we could get a comprehensive and
> concise survey of just what everyone believes on this issue and why?
> Eliezer, I don't think I have ever seen a concise statement of why you
> have such fears and make such a big deal about them.
> Could I be correct in arguing that you fear mongers are in the minority,
> even amongst transhumanists, and others that believe there will soon be
> very smart AI? It would sure be nice to know, quantitatively, just how
> much of a minority this was so we could also point out things like this
> to Fox News when they start going on about things like a "nerdocalypse"?
> Brent Allsop
> spike wrote:
>> This will set the record to date for the most mainstream media coverage of
>> stuff that we have been discussing for years:
>> Congrats Eliezer.
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