Re: What are useful for a phd?

From: Gordon Worley (
Date: Mon Dec 04 2006 - 09:06:50 MST

On Dec 3, 2006, at 9:57 PM, Anthony Mak wrote:

> Question:
> I am about to start my phd and I am in the process of
> thinking what disciplines/sub-disciplines would be useful
> for FAI (Friendly AI)? And what could be the research
> direction? While not planning to base my entire phd on researching on
> FAI, I do hope that part of it will be relevant and thus
> useful to FAI development.

Aside from the fact that a PhD won't probably help much to become an
FAI programmer, your best bet is to probably look at

You might try talking to people on the SL4 IRC channel. Discussion
of this will probably be boring or irrelevant unless someone is
seriously proposing a new field of study that might be beneficial.

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