From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 08:55:11 MST
Ben Goertzel wrote:
> The SIAI-style model of not-for-profit-but-secretive development has yet to
> be validated.
Closed-source, yes. But why "secretive"? So far we've been totally open
about our design plans - especially with respect to Friendly AI design, of
course, but that's a separate issue - rather than trying to protect ideas,
as a for-profit would probably have to. I'm not saying that trade secrets
are unethical; I respect everyone's right to keep ideas or give them away
as they choose - but why call us secretive?
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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