RE: Development models.

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Wed Sep 07 2005 - 08:17:20 MDT

> Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > Given the current state of hardware/software tech, it is not
> > feasible for one person to put together a seed AI.
> Frankly I wish that were true, as it would remove one-man projects
> from consideration as existential risks, but unfortunately while
> the probability of a single person doing everything is low it is
> still nontrivial when aggregated over all lone researchers.

I agree that the probability is nontrivial -- i.e., although it's
low, it's still high enough to be seriously considered when thinking
about existential risks. According to my intuition, whatever that
be worth...

-- Ben G

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