RE: How hard a Singularity?

From: James Higgins (
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 12:47:37 MDT

At 07:36 AM 6/23/2002 -0600, Ben Goertzel wrote:
>Once again, the "how hard" question is critical.
>If it's 3 weeks from human-level AI to superhuman AI, then there will be
>basically no option for government to intervene.
>Before human-level AI is achieved, government won't care about the pertinent
>AI research; after it's achieved, 3 weeks is too short a period of time for
>government to pragmatically do anything about it. (Given the typical slow
>pace of governmental reaction to novel situations.)
>On the other hand, if it's 3 years from human-level AI to superhuman AI,
>then there is time for governmental committees to convene, and potentially
>for the gov't to take over the research and attempt to control it in one of
>a number of ways.
>-- Ben G


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