Re: Making HAL Your Pal

From: Arona Ndiaye (
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 21:20:47 MDT

Greetings to each and everyone,

Eliezer... Declan McCullagh should 're-write' this article or do a sequel,

Quotes from the article:

1. "Yudkowsky's reason for shunning formal education is that he believes the
danger of unfriendly AI to be so near..."
Is it so ? Has it not got more to do with being a CSX ?

2. "Of course, some of the brightest people in the world, including Nobel
laureates, have spent decades researching AI -- friendly or not -- and have
failed to realize their dreams..."
Why isn't a distinction made between Friendly AI and Classical AI ?

3."The only problem is that academics don't seem interested. When asked for
comment, one well-known researcher said in response to the essay: "Worthless
speculation. Call me when you have running code."..."
Which academics ? Did Declan McCullagh do a study on this ? Since when does
"one well-known researcher" mean "all of the researchers" or "most of the
researchers" ?

I could carry on 'till next year. This is just
typical-boring-semi-sensational "Wired News" journalism... This article (not
intending to offense anyone - I honestly could care more if I did but I do
not[care]) is misleading and it sucks. Period.

Most kind regards,

Arona, *annoyed, disappointed but hey... not surprised =) *

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