Re: SIAI seeking seed AI programmer candidates

From: Michael Wilson (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 13:24:44 MDT

> Sure. Equally, people without families are more likely to run to
> another country at a day's notice, with a new boy/girlfriend and
> dropping a key module...

On any normal project, I would entirely agree with you. But again, for
this project you have to believe that you are saving the world, and
this is the best possible thing you could be doing with your life, for
it to work. It took me about six months to get over the craziness of
this myself, but in the end I realised I couldn't argue with it.

> You will want a working mix of brilliance and reliability,
> creativity and experience, flexibility and rules, volunteers and
> staff, management and freedom-to-innovate...

That I entirely agree with, but most people agree on the need for
balance. The trick is of course striking a good one in practice.

 * Michael Wilson


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