From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 04 2004 - 18:02:49 MST
Hmmm... Novamente could do it for about US$500,000/year, but that's only
because we'd mostly rely on staff in Brazil.
-- Ben G
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> "J. Andrew Rogers" wrote:
> > Marc Geddes wrote:
> >> So at least $US 300 000 per year.
> > Double the amount of money for the same setup, and
> > you might be in the ballpark.
> My last company had twelve inexperienced but talented staff,
> plus some experienced part time directors and consultants,
> plus state of the art workstations and a modest server farm.
> We spent about $420,000 in total during the year that we were
> fully operational. Since people are prepared to be underpaid
> just to work in the games industry, the salaries were probably
> comparable to people doing it for the ethics rather than the
> salary. If you want to hire top-notch staff off the shelf,
> inhabit prestige offices and and a serious compute cluster,
> triple that. If you want to do it in a tech hot spot and use
> industry best practices and high-powered consultants, double
> it again. Add the cost of a supercomputer if you think AGI
> needs one. Fortunately the SIAI project doesn't need marketing,
> distribution, customer support (shame, the seed AI helpdesk
> would be an amusing experience) or any of those other near/post
> deployment inconveniences.
> * Michael Wilson
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