From: Devon Fowler (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 21:28:06 MST
Paul I keep gettin your Sl4 dialogues can you sign me up?
>From: Paul Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Singularity Institute volunteer meeting this Sunday @ 7 PM EST
>Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 07:28:39 -0800 (PST)
>--- Tommy McCabe <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 1. Make SIAI's website more shocking and
> > user-friendly
> > to encourage visitors
>On the surface, this appears to be an oxymoron. If
>you make it too shocking, people are going to get the
>wrong idea, and like the potential of nanotechnology,
>you could get a backlash like we've seen with GM
>crops, and Chrichton's Prey. How we present the
>challenge/threat/promise of SAI is aboslutely
> > 6. Get rid of all the anthropomorphicisms,
> > misinterpretations, and cluelessness surrounding AI
> > today
>That's a good idea, but you're going to need some
>anthropomorphisms as part of guiding people from their
>current conceptions of SAI to more accurate ones. You
>can't douse someone with cold water. although you'll
>wake them up, they will be so angry, they are unlikely
>to listen to you after that. I'm speaking here from
>personal experience in many people's impression of
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