RE: Augmenting humans is a better way

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 15:02:41 MDT


> Hate to point this out, but unless one of us becomes significantly
> independently wealthy, any "Real AI" project will almost certainly be
> backed by corporate financing.

It's an interesting point. Our plan with Webmind at the moment is to keep
ownership of the new Webmind system among myself and the other Webmind
Diehards, and have spinoff companies in particular domains (initially,
bioinformatics) that have exclusive licenses to use the technology in their
domains. So, I think and hope it's possible to develop real AI using
corporate financing without giving up ultimate control to anyone else.
We'll see how it works out.

> >Actually, they could be our greatest worry. For example, let's say in
> >five years we have the basic core for AI developed (I'm thinking back to
> >when you, Ben, mentioned that WM has a core of about 200 lines of code
> >that make the whole thing work) and it works well.

Actually, what I said was 2000... much more realistic, huh?


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