RE: Exponential advancement of software

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue Sep 17 2002 - 14:17:34 MDT

> To start a new AI-project from
> scratch is a suizide, you'll burn to much money to fast. The AI-Baby needs
> food (aka money) to grow.

One of the nice things about AI research -- as opposed to, say, nanotech or
biotech -- is that computers aren't that costly. Growing an AI-baby mostly
requires human-brain-attention.... There are other ways to get
human-brain-attention than paying big money for it. Some smart people will
work for low salaries or for free in order to contribute to a project as
exciting & important as an AGI.

Of course, it's better to be well-funded. But for AI work, it is not a

-- Ben G

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