Re: Investing in FAI research: now vs. later

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Wed Feb 20 2008 - 13:19:16 MST

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 02:32:33PM -0500, Robin Hanson wrote:
> At 02:07 PM 2/20/2008, Peter McCluskey wrote:
>> There appears to be a serious lack of communication between
>> people who think we're doomed without FAI and the people who
>> expect a diverse society of AIs. It appears that the leading
>> advocates of one outcome can't imagine how anyone could believe
>> the other outcome is possible. This appears to be a symptom of a
>> serious failure of rationality somewhere. I wish I could lock the
>> leaders of each side of this schism into a room and not let them
>> out until they either reached agreement or came up with a clear
>> explanation of why they disagreed. Presumably part of the
>> disagreement is over the speed at which AI will take off, but
>> that can't explain the certainty with which each side appears to
>> dismiss the other.
> I volunteer to enter the room. Who will join me?

Which side are you representing?

I'd volunteer, but I think I'd make a crappy representative of my
side (which is the "OMG we're all going to die if the first AI
doesn't wub us" side, fwiw).


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