Re: Investing in FAI research: now vs. later.

From: Vladimir Nesov (
Date: Mon Feb 11 2008 - 10:31:29 MST

On Feb 11, 2008 7:30 PM, John K Clark <> wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 17:22:12 -0500, "Rolf Nelson"
> <> said:
> > The fact that we're trying to be Friendly should
> > drop the odds by an order of magnitude
> And that means the talent and money will go to those who don't insist on
> spinning their wheels uselessly on the "friendly" part, and it means
> they will develop the first true AI. Talented people will want to make a
> name for themselves, they won't want to work for years and then come in
> second. And rich people and governments won't want to invest billions of
> dollars and get beaten by somebody who realizes that hardwiring in
> friendliness into a recursively generated super-intelligence is
> ridiculous.

It's not necessarily in itself ridiculous, but it might be more
feasible to use first AGI with ad-hoc motivational structure to
develop Friendly AI technology.

Vladimir Nesov                  

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jul 17 2013 - 04:01:02 MDT