Re: Ben vs. Ben

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 13:14:00 MDT

James Higgins wrote:
> At 11:04 PM 6/27/2002 -0600, Ben Goertzel wrote:
>> 2)
>> It's important to put in protections against unexpected hard takeoff, but
>> the effective design of these protections is hard, and the right way
>> to do
>> it will only be determined thru experimentation with actual AGI systems
>> (again, experimental science)
> Does this indicate that there will be no fail safe system in place until
> after your AGI system has been conscious and running for awhile?

SIAI is planning to make a small grant to the Novamente project which will
pay them to do this immediately instead of in the indefinite future.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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