From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 21 2006 - 15:24:07 MST
My impression is that Gates has an attitude roughly similar to that of
Kurzweil, which is roughly (according to my interpretation, which may
be wrong): "AGI is definitely going to happen, and may well drive the
Singularity, but it's most likely to happen as the natural result of a
few more decades of conventional academic science, so there's no need
to invest in maverick AGI approaches living out the mainstream."
I find this attitude frustrating yet not extremely stupid.
-- Ben G
On 1/21/06, H C <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I really wonder what Bill Gates is thinking. Apparently he is a fan of
> Kurzweil and the idea of AGI in general. I wonder if Microsoft or Bill Gates
> are funding any AGI research right now.
> >From: Ben Goertzel <email@example.com>
> >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: Re: Why invest in AGI?
> >Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2006 10:08:37 -0500
> > > The bottom-line is that we might be talking about an uncommon beast,
> > > younger than 45 year-old worth $13.3.M. My bet would be that a large
> > > percentage of them would be Hollywood actors, sports figures, and other
> > > entertainment types.
> >Or -- more relevantly -- software types who cashed out during the
> >dot-com boom ;-)
> >ben g
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