Re: Why friendly AI (FAI) won't work

From: M T (
Date: Thu Nov 29 2007 - 05:24:25 MST

I'm sure I'll regret interfering as usually in this list, but......

Some humbleness is necessary while on this list Harry.
Or while on any highly focused expert list, for that matter.
Until you can consider yourself an expert on the field.
Then you can attempt arrogance, but now you're a moment too soon.

Whatever you are working on regarding AI (or is it AGI?), don't think you can transfer your expertise to FAGI straight away.
People in the SIAI are pretty much the only group that has been focusing on FAGI for any considerable amount of time.

What makes you think you can do it better right of the bat?

----- Original Message ----
From: Harry Chesley <>
Sent: Thursday, 29 November, 2007 4:26:25 AM
Subject: Re: Why friendly AI (FAI) won't work

Thomas McCabe wrote:
> What do you think SIAI is for? To develop an AGI which *is*
> well-defined and well-built, before some random research lab or
> garage kills us all.

Good luck with that. But, frankly, judging from the posts on this list,
you sounds like exactly the sort of arrogant people who believe they
know the answer and no one else does who I especially think should
control the singularity. Hmmm, maybe I should get back to work.

> For the love of <whatever deity you do or do not believe in>, stop
> working until you get a clear idea of what you've gotten yourself
> into.

No thanks.

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