From: Eliezer Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 27 2004 - 03:05:18 MDT
> I think I'm misunderstanding something here: If you can't construct an
> AI to 'accomplish an end for which you do not possess a well-specified
> abstract description', then what is the point of Collective Volition?
> Isn't the idea for that to have the AI make the decision you would have
> made if you had understood just what you actually wanted (which sounds
> like something not very well-specified)?
If it's not well-specified, you can't do it. The point of "collective
volition" is to well-specify how to look at a human being (or, rather, a
group of human beings) and construe a reasonable definition of what they
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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