Re: Investing in FAI research: now vs. later.

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Mon Feb 11 2008 - 16:36:03 MST

On 12/02/2008, John K Clark <> wrote:

> And that means the talent and money will go to those who don't insist on
> spinning their wheels uselessly on the "friendly" part, and it means
> they will develop the first true AI. Talented people will want to make a
> name for themselves, they won't want to work for years and then come in
> second. And rich people and governments won't want to invest billions of
> dollars and get beaten by somebody who realizes that hardwiring in
> friendliness into a recursively generated super-intelligence is
> ridiculous.

They will at least try to make the AI safe, just as weapons
researchers try not to blow themselves up. Whether they succeed or not
is another matter.

Stathis Papaioannou

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