Re: [agi] the Singularity Summit and regulation of AI

From: Philip Goetz (
Date: Thu May 11 2006 - 12:36:15 MDT

On 5/11/06, Bill Hibbard <> wrote:

> Eliezer, glad to hear that you tried to get Bill Joy.
> But like Bill McKibben, he favors a total ban on AI,
> nanotechnology and genetic engineering. James Hughes,
> and others such as myself, want the benefits of these
> technologies but to regulate them to avoid potential
> catastrophes.

It's an American tradition to frame a debate as being between two
extreme viewpoints, and ignore the moderates, who are less colorful
and less likely to generate catchy soundbites. Perhaps you could
convince Stanford that two moderates are as good as one skeptic... but
I doubt it.

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