RE: AI debate at San Jose State U.

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Oct 17 2005 - 15:37:30 MDT

> By robot engineering, do you mean taking an existing and functional
> robot and providing it with operations software, or do you also
> include the mechanical engineering aspects of it? I can see where the
> latter would be very low priority, whereas the former might offer some
> interesting (and compelling) demonstration opportunities if it weren't
> too big of a distraction, and if the AI were already mature enough to
> handle it cleanly, as you say.

I think this would be a quite large undertaking even if one had a reasonably
mature pre-human-level AGI, but also that it would be a worthwhile
undertaking if one's AGI project had a couple full-time staff to devote to

-- Ben

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