RE: JOIN: Announcing The Singularity

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Fri Mar 01 2002 - 13:04:43 MST


I don't strongly disagree with your judgment here, Eliezer.

However, my view based on a few quick browses through the site is that the
Mentifex project is actually more interesting, and contains better ideas,
than a lot of mainstream AI projects.

Unfortunately, though, the claims that its creator makes for it are far out
of proportion to its actual achievements.

If anyone has time to carefully read the Mentifex design docs, and/or run
the program and fiddle with it, I'd be interested to hear your report. I
don't have that kind of free time myself...

-- Ben G

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 12:18 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: JOIN: Announcing The Singularity
> I give up. Sorry, Arthur T. Murray a.k.a. "Mentifex", but I must
> ask you to
> refrain from further postings to this list. Your postings so far have
> wholly consisted of advertisements for an AI project that I must
> reluctantly
> rate as crackpot.
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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