RE: [JOIN] Stephen Reed

From: Christian L. (
Date: Wed May 22 2002 - 14:07:00 MDT

>Yes, I agree. If no spectacular breakthrough comes about, conservative
>people would probably no think it possible at all.
>And even if a spectacular breakthrough occurs, it will quite likely not be
>interpreted properly.
>The step from an almost-human-level AI to a self-modifying AI with
>exponentially increasing intelligence rapidly becoming superhuman, is
>probably a step that most people won't be willing to take even when they
>see the almost-human-level Ai ...

Yes, I can see the arguments right now: "If it took like 50 years to get to
almost-human-level AI it must be at least another 200 years to get even
close to superintelligence..."


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