Re: Who is working on Real AI?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 11:38:39 MDT wrote:
> ``Friendliness is irrelevent.'' Dealing with AI, we're dealing with a
> transhuman technology. Since friendliness is a patently human notion, it
> will quickly become obsolete in SI circles. There is much more to the
> issue of engineering FAI (as demonstrated by some interminable SL4
> threads); so this is just a sufficient-but-not-elegant assertion.
> My opinion is that ``friendliness'' is just a cover to give SINGINST
> 501c(3) non-profit status and make strong AI look more - shall we say -
> ``friendly'' to SL0-SL3 communities.

I just thought I should go on record as denying this, not because I think
it's plausible to anyone except this guy, but because someone going over
the list archives in five years might take silence as an indicator of

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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