From: Peter Voss (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Oct 29 2000 - 17:14:42 MST
Technology - how to build tools/ AI - is also knowledge. Thus, one cannot
differentiate that way.
There has always been a trade-off between whether to make money off the
tools one develops, or off what the tools produce. (Sell the axe, or the
I agree with Eli that in AI it will become increasingly difficult to
separate databases from methods/ process. So the choice will be whether just
to sell answers/ solutions to specific problems, or to sell/ rent the tool
(& knowledge of how best to use them!)
Ben Goertzel wrote:
> I wonder if in 10 years, the lucrative business won't be in selling AI
technology per se, but in selling the knowledge (declarative and procedural)
generated by AI's. Customized, market-specific brain lobes and so forth...
Have any of you thought along these lines?
Hmm. But to do that you would have to take the position that knowledge is
something that can/should be "owned", that the commons of knowledge and
information should be all fenced and parceled out. It seems to me that
would be a very major drag on human progress and advance. In the face of
rapidly accelerating change that we are in it could very well kill us.
But a specialized brain-lobe is more like a specialized processor rather
than knowledge. That doesn't seem quite so problematic.
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