Re: friendly ai

From: xgl (
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 10:22:29 MST

On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> I guess you'd better figure out how to use directed evolution and
> externally imposed selection pressures to manipulate the fitness metric
> and the basins of attraction, so that the first AIs capable of replication
> without human assistance are Friendly enough to want to deliberately
> ensure Friendliness in their offspring. Frankly I prefer the Sysop
> (singleton seed AI) scenario; it looks a *lot* safer, for reasons you've
> just outlined.

        hmmm ... if we try to get friendliness by directed evolution,
wouldn't friendliness end up implicitly as a subgoal of survival? isn't
that, like, bad?


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