Re: Open Source Friendly AI? (was Singularity and thegeneralpublic)

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Fri Apr 13 2001 - 09:51:42 MDT

James Higgins wrote:
> At 02:17 AM 4/13/2001 -0400, Brian Atkins wrote:
> >James Higgins wrote:
> > > At 11:41 PM 4/12/2001 -0400, Decan McCullagh wrote:
> > > 2) It would pull in some of the rogue groups who would go it alone.
> >
> >I don't see how this would help. By releasing our code and ideas we actually
> >encourage/help along splinter groups. If we keep the code and ideas more
> >private then they have to come and chat with us if they don't want to try
> >to reinvent the wheel.
> Lets say someone was determined to be the first to get AI and they
> succeed. Wouldn't it be better for everyone if they included Friendliness
> in it since it was available as an open source module? Regardless of if
> they come chat with you or not, the odds that the race winning AI team use
> Friendlieness go way up if your project is available as open source.

Sorry for the confusion, yes Friendlyness is a good thing. We will release
whatever we come up with on that front. But the rest of the AI will probably
not be open source.

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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