RE: Positive Transcension

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue Feb 17 2004 - 06:45:08 MST


I think that if there are multiple AGI's and they like each other, they'll
effectively fuse into a kind of AGI Mindplex (which we may call "one" or
"many" depending on our theme or mood of the moment). The distinct notions
of "individual mind" and "society of minds" are peculiar to humanity and
won't carry over to the AGI realm, in my view.

-- Ben

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf Of Philip
> Sutton
> Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 11:46 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Positive Transcension
> Ben,
> I haven't caught up with the last 3 days of discussion yet or read your
> new version of the paper (other than the first few paras).....but I'll
> venture a thought.
> I still think it's dangerous to think in terms of or write as if
> there is only
> one AGI around - so when you talk about “AI Buddha” and “AI Big
> Brother" (which I know are figures of speech) I think it's very desirable
> to make them both plural - “AI Buddhas” and “AI Big Brothers”. I think
> there's a greater chance of avoiding a megalomaniac AI or an AI with
> insufficiently broad perspective and any other risk from AI malfunction
> if there are multiple AGIs (that are not simply clones of each other).
> Cheers, Philip

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