A.I. Robots: Are we doomed?

Mentifex mentifex at scn.org
Tue Dec 8 14:10:47 EST 1998


Also sprach Michiel Stapelkamp "stapelk at phil.uu.nl" am 8. XII. 1998:

> In a possible future there will be more robots to serve than
> humans to be served...

  On Monday, December 7, 1998, a day that will live in robotry,
  the thirteenth nervous upload of Mind.forth AI for Robots at
  http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/aisource.html (Seattle USA) and
  http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7256/m-forth.html (USA)
  brought us an inch closer to the answers we are doomed to seek.
     
> A good thing? In any case... We, Cognitve Artificial Intelligence
> students, think that robots will play a more and more important
> role in everyday life. Some people tend to have a negative attitude
> towards this fact. Why? Are robots evil or even devilish? Should we
> stop researching this area?

  Vernor Vinge in his treatise on The Singularity (q.v.) writes
  that it is no longer possible for humanity to draw back from AI.

> On April 7th 1999, a symposium will be held about robotics, vision
> and cognition. For this symposium we are looking for people who have
> an interesting point of view. If you know someone, please tell us!
   
> -- 
>   Michiel Stapelkamp
>      stapelk at phil.uu.nl
> http://www.phil.uu.nl/~stapelk/

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http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/ The Mindmaker Project AI for Robots
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7256/ "The Cyborg Syllabus"



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