Re: [sl4] FAI development within academia.

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Sun Mar 01 2009 - 08:29:11 MST

--- On Sat, 2/28/09, Roko Mijic <> wrote:

> Today there are about 100 people in the world working
> on AGI in a vaguely serious way, as far as I can tell,

That's if you don't count Google, which is slowly developing AGI but not calling it that, and the semiconductor industry, which is building the computers needed to implement AGI, and the billions of people posting information to the internet, which is providing the knowledge base that AGI will ultimately use to make it work.

In case you haven't noticed, the internet is gradually getting smarter. We have trouble defining what "smarter" means, but as long as we insist on defining it as "more like a human" then we will be left behind by a singularity seemingly without ever achieving AGI.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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