Re: What best evidence for fast AI?

From: Harry Chesley (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2007 - 14:51:27 MST

Thomas McCabe wrote:
> 5). You are quite correct on the difficulty of timing everything, but
> the AGI project will probably be known to the public, due to the
> lack of government-imposed secrecy.

Four scenarios might be keeping current AGI work a secret: 1) NSA is
working on it to process all the email they'd like to be scanning. 2)
Google is working on it and wants to make a profit off it. 3) Someone in
a garage somewhere has a brilliant idea but isn't connected to academic
publishing channels, and isn't confident enough of his work to publicize
it. 4) Some group working on it is afraid that there's a race on for who
controls the singularity, and keeps their work secret in the fear that
publishing will help a Hitler get there first. Actually, all of those
scenarios are probably actually happening, but some are more likely than
others to end up with results.

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