RE: Augmenting humans is a better way

From: James Higgins (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 15:49:12 MDT

At 05:02 PM 7/28/2001 -0400, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > 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.

That would be excellent. I had gotten the opinion that your new company
was going to have to paid their previous investors for the rights to the
ideas and code base. And thus the new investors would have control of said.

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