RE: Volitional Morality and Action Judgement

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 09:14:31 MDT

> > SIAI and similar efforts play a valuable role in promoting
> discussion
> > and raising awareness of our accelerating times. AI will
> play a very
> > large role in our future, but many on this list may be
> surprised what
> > will be done without requiring machine sentience and recursive self
> > modification. I believe these too will come, but we have to survive
> > the global maturing of humanity before then.
> >
> > - Jef


I agree that humanity, in its current condition, does not come anywhere
near to actualizing its true potential.

However, it doesn't follow from this that the global maturing of
humanity must or will occur prior to machine sentience, recursive AI
self-modification, etc.

So far as I can tell, the processes leading to superintelligent AI are
moving much faster than the processes leading to the global maturation
of humanity, leading me to suspect that in fact the former will come

-- Ben G

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