Re: AGI funding (was Re: Some bad news)

From: Slawomir Paliwoda (
Date: Thu Nov 07 2002 - 14:21:52 MST

> In
> return, that researcher sets up a blog that they update everyday to let
> it be known what they did. Even if there's no interesting research to
> report, they might just write up some interesting personal anecdote for
> the day.

Yes, this is a good idea.

> Many people like that kind of personal connection with
> another person and they could see that their money is going somewhere,
> even if it's just to get a couple of paragraphs of quickly written
> prose from one of the more interesting people on the planet.

Exactly. Websites that are not being frequently updated are such a turn off.

Also, what I think needs to happen here is for as many potential individual
donors as possible to become aware of the Singularity and SIAI's research. I
mean all people with, let's say, more than a 1M$ in the bank. I don't think
it's time to be picky and rely exclusively on the residents of Silicon
Valley to provide the funding.

How can those people be reached? Well, not really through internet. One
solution might be publishing either CFAI (perhaps, with some more accessible
language) or something else, and further promotion. I might have some ideas

My other ideas are totally "off the wall" so it might not be a good idea to
reveal them just yet.


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