A.I. Robots: Are we doomed?

turtle turtle at tinet.ie
Wed Dec 9 17:30:53 EST 1998


Some interesting books on this topic you might find fun -

Beyond Humanity: CyberEvolution and Future Minds by Gregory S Paul and
Earl Cox
Mind children by Hans Moravec
Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind by Hans Moravec
March of the Machines by Kevin Warwick

Mentifex wrote:

> 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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> | ||||||| ||         | (idea)               __   | |K|||||||||| |
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> | ||g|||| || / re- \-|---+      / de-  \---------|------*|||E|| |
> | || |||| ||/entrant\|   +     (  ci-   )        | |||||||||T|| |
> | ||||||| ||\ image /|   +      \ sion /---------|----------*|| |
> | ||||||| || \_____/ |   +       \____/          | |||||||||||| |
> --
> 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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