From: J. Andrew Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 12 2006 - 12:57:51 MDT
Interesting anecdote about Marcus Hutter from another AI related list.
J. Andrew Rogers
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Eray Ozkural" <email@example.com>
> Date: June 11, 2006 2:40:14 PM PDT
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [ai-philosophy] Robotic evolution and ethics
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> I think some breakaway from dualism/monism debate can inspire.
> I was chatting with Marcus Hutter and Calude. Marcus was talking about
> the common ideal of many AI researchers, that our children
> will be better than us. An idea that I agree with. You know that
> feeling of "playing God" that I'm sure everybody here has known.
> So, I wanted to poke some fun, and I asked
> - Your robot turns its head and says "You are obsolete" and
> kills you. Is this acceptable?
> Marcus answered (AFAICR) "Of course. It's evolution."
> I gave some thought to it, and I found I didn't quite agree with it.
> What kind of a creature would kill something just because it is
> inferior in some aspect?
> Discuss :)
> Best Regards,
> Eray Ozkural (exa), PhD candidate. Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent
> University, Ankara
> http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo Malfunct: http://www.malfunct.com
> ai-philosophy: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ai-philosophy
> Pardus: www.uludag.org.tr KDE Project: http://www.kde.org
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