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Comment author: Zeke_Sherman 04 June 2017 08:16:44AM 0 points [-]

Very little research is done on advancing AI towards AGI, while a large portion of neuroscience research and also a decent amount of nanotechnology research (billions of dollars per year between the two) are clearly pushing us towards the ability to do WBE, even if that's not the reason that research is conducting right now.

Yes, but I mean they're not trying to figure out how to do it safely and ethically. The ethics/safety worries are 90% focused around what we have today, and 10% focused on superintelligence.