From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 13:58:54 MST
Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > Right. So I reified the warmth, love & compassion into a philosophy of
> > symmetrical moral valuation of sentient entities, used the philosophy to
> > take cognitive potshots at all the emotions that didn't look
> > sentient-symmetrical, and it worked. How is this different from a
> > Friendly AI maintaining Friendship in the face of any
> > sentient-asymmetrical emergent forces that may pop up?
> It's different in two ways
> 1) Humans are fighting more negative emotions and intrinsic aggression, etc.
> than AI's will (as you've shown me)
> 2) Humans have more intrinsic warmth, compassion & passion toward other Ai's
> than AI's will
> So, compared to an AI, where friendliness is concerned you've got things
> going for you & things going against you...
My point is that, without benefit of self-modification, I routinely
maintain my declarative cognitive supergoals against evolutionary tensions
that run *far* higher in a human than they would in a Friendly AI.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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