Re: AI debate at San Jose State U.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Oct 17 2005 - 15:18:10 MDT

Brian Atkins wrote:
> Wasting time on robot engineering is not high on our agenda.

That's a bit harsh. Robot engineering is an acid test of difficult
capabilities, with realtime response being the most obvious example.
Generalizable computer science tricks come out of robot engineering. I
agree that SIAI would probably not venture into robot engineering unless
we already had AI strong enough to meet that test without a lot of
special-case special-purpose engineering.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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