Re: Cognitive Systems Conference, CCortex, and alternative friendliness aproaches

From: David Picon Alvarez (
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 12:00:17 MDT

> As for the state of the art of IT Security being unhealthy, I would waffle
> little bit. There is much more security available than is being used.
> people use Microsoft Products which are universally recognized in the
> security industry as the worst examples of security. People could easily
> achieve magnitudes of improvement if they wanted to. If we really applied
> known security practices to everyday technology, I am not sure how many
> problems would be left. Certainly a small percentage, and probably into
> realm of industrial espionage and international spying. Petty hacking,
> spyware and identity theft that effect every-day people could be easily
> solved if people really wanted to solve them.

I believe it is fair to say that industrial espionage and international
spying are the kind of threats likely if an SAI is nearly developed. Helping
everyday people sort out their screw-ups isn't very relevant. It's just not
in the same problem space.


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