Re: [SL4] brainstorm: a new vision for uploading

From: Philip Sutton (
Date: Tue Aug 12 2003 - 19:28:17 MDT


One AI or many?? Which is best?

There are already more than one AGI project underway. Who's going
to volunteer to close down their own project to throw their weight behind
someone else?

My bet is that short of a global empire closing down AGI research or
better still the internet, we'll have multiple AGIs anyway.

Will the one big AGI get there ahead of the rest? The outcome is not
certain. Chimpanzees and Bonobos are more intelligent than Baboons.
But Baboons are not endangered and Chimpanzees and Bonobos are.
PCs overtook mainfraims. Less intellegent but large, cooperative
swarms may do better that a single hyper-intelligent entity.

If an AGI can work with humans cooperatively then that AGI can tap
into the power of 6 billion NGIs (natural general intelligences) ie. us.

Cheers, Philip

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