Re: AI pessimism

From: James Higgins (
Date: Wed Aug 01 2001 - 19:03:34 MDT

At 08:07 AM 8/1/2001 -0400, you wrote:

>Just to remind you what an odd little corner of the cultural universe we all
>live in...
>I was reading Fortune magazine this morning, and they had a little sidebar
>in which Tom Mitchell, a CMU AI guru and the incoming president of the
>American Association for AI, commented on the recent Spielberg movie "A.I."
>Mitchell's comment was that "He got the timing about right... after the melt
>of the polar icecaps."
>Apparently this dude is not on board the Singularity bandwagon ;p
>This is a good summary of the attitude of the mainstream AI community, I
>-- Ben G

Boy, won't he be surprised!

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